Brazil names fresh produce items in new tariff

03/10/2010 12:54:13 PM
Tom Karst

One Washington lobbyist, speaking on background, said the 2008 farm bill included restrictions on planting fruits and vegetables on land that received program crop subsidies. That provision in the farm bill has caused trouble for the U.S. in the WTO case brought by Brazil, the lobbyist said

In 2004, a WTO panel said U.S. regulations that prohibit planting of fruits and vegetables on land benefiting from program crop subsidies violate the trade body’s rules.

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