WTO Dispute Near Conclusion

Randall Weiseman Alabama, Cotton, Georgia

The cotton program will be receiving additional attention with the conclusion of the arbitration phase of the Brazil-U.S. dispute in the World Trade Organization expected in 4 to 6 weeks. Gary Adams, Vice-President of Economics and Policy Analysis for the National Cotton Council says the U.S. cotton industry believes that Brazil’s damage claims are overstated in its WTO challenge of the U.S. Export Credit Guarantee (GSM) program and certain aspects of the U.S. cotton program.