Brazil Must Take Lead In Cotton Dispute: Sens.

Law360, New York (March 9, 2010, 6:12 PM EST) -- Two members of the Senate Agriculture Committee have said that the onus is on Brazil to resolve a trade dispute over U.S. cotton subsidies that led the South American nation to impose tariffs on 102 U.S. products in retaliation.

Sens. Blanche Lincoln, D-Ark., and Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., said Monday that U.S. officials are willing to have a dialogue about the dispute, but are waiting for Brazil to start the process.

“We cannot negotiate with a partner that is unwilling to voice what it wants,” the senators...
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