U.S. Appeals WTO Ruling On Cotton Subsidies

Law360, New York (February 13, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- The United States has appealed a ruling by the World Trade Organization that subsidies to U.S. cotton growers breached international trade rules and kept farmers in developing countries in extreme poverty.

A spokeswoman for the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, Gretchen Hamel, confirmed that the appeal had been lodged Tuesday, following a ruling by the WTO's compliance panel that continuing support to U.S. farmers had caused the international price of cotton to plummet.

The WTO panel in December found the U.S. was still in violation...
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