China Vows To Remove Illegal Farm Subsidies Before April

Law360 (June 13, 2019, 3:15 PM EDT) -- The Chinese government will remove or alter its wheat and rice subsidies by March 31 after they were deemed illegal by a World Trade Organization panel that handed a win to the U.S., the WTO announced Thursday, marking a rare bit of cooperation in the otherwise acrimonious U.S.-China trade partnership.

A February panel ruling handed a near-total win to the Trump administration by finding that China had subsidized its wheat and rice producers in ways that violated its WTO commitments for several years.

Rather than appeal its loss to the beleaguered WTO Appellate Body, China said that it would comply with...

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