Brazil Ready To Confront US Protectionism

Law360, New York (September 16, 2009, 12:33 PM EDT) -- Brazil, despite having a generally amicable trade relationship with the U.S., has shown a willingness to attack U.S. agricultural subsidies, and it may soon take similarly strong stands against ethanol tariffs and certain climate change measures, according to experts.

An agricultural powerhouse, Brazil is already among the world's top producers and exporters of soybeans, poultry, beef, orange juice, coffee, sugar, cotton and numerous other products.

But in order to increase its market share even further, it has sought to reduce agricultural supports in places like the...
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