The U.S. was warned about curbing pasta imports.
The Common Market told the Reagan Administration that any unilateral move by the United States to restrict imports of European pasta products could invite retaliation. The warning was contained in a communique issued by the foreign ministers of the trade bloc’s 10 member nations. It came as a 16-year-old trade dispute between the Common Market and the United States over citrus fruits neared a climax. President Reagan is expected to decide today whether to raise duties on pasta imports from the Common Market to compensate for what the United States contends is discrimination against U.S. citrus exports to Europe.