Brazil's WTO Case Against the U.S. Cotton Program: A Brief Overview [March 17, 2009] [open pdf - 142KB]
This Congressional Research Service (CRS) report discusses Brazil's case against the United States regarding cotton subsidies. "On March 3, 2009, at a meeting of the World Trade Organization's (WTO's) Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) in Geneva, Brazil claimed the right to impose $2.5 billion in retaliatory sanctions against the United States in its long-running case against certain U.S. cotton subsidies. […] This report provides a brief overview of Brazil's case against the U.S. cotton program, the evolution and current status of the case, and the potential role for Congress. For a more detailed discussion of the U.S.-Brazil WTO dispute settlement case, see CRS Report RL32571, 'Brazil's WTO Case Against the U.S. Cotton Program', by Randy Schnepf. This report will be updated as events warrant."
CRS Report for Congress, RS22187
National Agricultural Law Center: http://nationalaglawcenter.org/