US continues to lose cotton cases

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The World Trade Organisation gave Brazil the green light on Monday to impose $295m (€206m, £181m) of sanctions on US goods over Washington’s failure to scrap illegal subsidies to its cotton farmers.
However, the trade retaliation granted by a WTO arbitrator was barely a tenth of the $2.7bn Brazil had asked for. Brazil will also not be able to carry out its threat to break US drug patents or retaliate in services unless subsidies rise substantially from 2006 levels.

FT:

The World Trade Organisation gave Brazil the green light on Monday to impose $295m (€206m, £181m) of sanctions on US goods over Washington’s failure to scrap illegal subsidies to its cotton farmers.

However, the trade retaliation granted by a WTO arbitrator was barely a tenth of the $2.7bn Brazil had asked for. Brazil will also not be able to carry out its threat to break US drug patents or retaliate in services unless subsidies rise substantially from 2006 levels.

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