Canada Challenges U.S. Farm Aid At WTO

Law360, New York (June 8, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Canada took its challenge to the United States' almost $20 billion in agricultural subsidies to the next step on Friday, requesting that a World Trade Organization dispute settlement panel be established for the case.

"We remain concerned that the U.S. is providing agricultural subsidies in breach of its WTO commitments," said Canadian Trade Minister David Emerson.

"Requesting a dispute settlement panel reinforces our efforts in the Doha negotiations toward reducing trade-distorting U.S. Subsidies," he said.

"We are standing up for Canadian farmers by taking this concrete...
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