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Brazil Seeks WTO Probe Into U.S. Cotton Subsidies

Law360 (August 8, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Brazil said Tuesday that it plans to ask the World Trade Organization to probe whether the U.S. is eliminating subsidies to cotton growers, just days after the U.S. government repealed a cotton subsidy program criticized for giving American exporters an unfair advantage over developing countries.

On Monday, Brazil’s foreign ministry revealed it will make the bid at a WTO meeting on September 1, saying in a statement that U.S. support for domestic cotton producers "ensures artificially high production and export levels" and hurts Brazilian and African...
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