U.S. Failed To Cancel Cotton Subsidies, WTO Rules

Law360, New York (October 16, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The United States has failed to cut out a number of illegal cotton subsidies deemed anti-competitive, the World Trade Organization ruled in a decision that could further stall the suspended Doha Development Round.

The WTO once again sided with Brazil's claims that U.S. subsidies to the cotton market distort the worldwide market and suppress the prices that farmers in South America and West Africa can charge.

“It's going to affect the U.S.'s willingness to support any further discussion in Doha,” said Peggy Clarke, a partner in...
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