Commonwealth Trade Hot Topics

The Trade Hot Topics series provides concise and informative analyses of various trade and trade-related issues which are prepared both by Commonwealth Secretariat and international experts.


WTO Complaints by Brazil Against US Cotton Subsidies

This issue of Trade Hot Topics examines World Trade Organization (WTO) complaints by Brazil in connection with the United States’ subsidisation of its domestic cotton industry, following the enactment of the 2002 Farm Act. In this case, the questions addressed by the WTO panel will, for the first time, focus on inequalities at the centre of global agricultural trade, with wider implications for the Doha Agenda agriculture negotiations and the expansion of the agricultural trade prospects for the developing world.


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