WTO panel rules against U.S. cotton

Laws, Forrest
March 2005
Southeast Farm Press;3/23/2005, Vol. 32 Issue 9, p18
Trade Publication
This article reports that the National Cotton Council (NCC) leaders are reviewing a World Trade Organization appeals panel decision upholding a ruling against several provisions of the U.S. cotton program. The decision issued in Geneva said that last September's ruling in a complaint brought by the Government of Brazil against cotton's Step 2, export credit guarantee and direct payments programs, was substantially correct. The NCC said that the NCC is disappointed with the ruling by the appellate body of the World Trade Organization. A spokesman for the U.S. Trade Representative's office, which filed the appeal of the ruling and argued the case for the U.S. cotton program last December.


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