Relations Turn Frosty Amid Corn Subsidy Battle

Law360, New York (January 9, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- Adding further tension to its trade relationship with the United States, Canada has taken its corn subsidy concerns to the World Trade Organization, convinced that the U.S. is violating international trade standards through its handouts to American corn growers.

On Monday, the Canadian government requested consultations with the United States at the World Trade Organization on subsidies provided to U.S. corn growers, as well as on the total level of U.S. “trade-distorting” agricultural support, officials revealed.

"The United States has been providing subsidies to its agricultural...
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