International Sugar Journal

WTO’s ruling on India’s sugar subsidy case delayed until Q2 2021 [Full subscriber]

The dispute settlement panel of the World Trade Organisation is unlikely to come out with its report on a case against India’s support measures for the sugar sector before the second quarter of 2021 on account of “complex procedural and factual nature of the disputes”, the WTO said in a press release on 29th April.

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Brazil will not drop the WTO case against India as President Bolsonaro’s state visit commences [Full subscriber]

Brazil is agreeable about pursuing bilateral talks with India on the issue of subsidies and pricing policies supporting the sugar industry, according to local press reports.

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WTO as global arbiter of trade disputes dealt heavy blow by US – shutting down Appeals Court [Registered]

An important part of the World Trade Organization (WTO) ceased to function from December 10 when the terms of two of the remaining three members of its Appellate Body expired. It is meant to have seven.

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WTO sets up panel to investigate India’s support to its sugar sector [Full subscriber]

The World Trade Organization’s (WTO’s) dispute settlement body has agreed to set up panel requested by Brazil, Australia and Guatemala to review India’s support measures for the sugar sector which has contributed to global sugar glut, drop in both prices and profitability of their industries.

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India rejects claims of sugar subsidies and blocks request for WTO panel [Full subscriber]

India has blocked requests from Australia, Brazil and Guatemala at the World Trade Organization (WTO) for setting up of dispute panels against its subsidies for sugar and sugarcane.

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India unmoved by complaints to WTO – sugar export subsidies will remain [Full subscriber]

India will keep its sugar export subsidies despite complaints to the World Trade Organization (WTO) from rival producers Brazil, Australia and Guatemala, though it will tweak how it provides them, […]

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Brazil to formally complain against India’s sugar subsidies at the WTO [Full subscriber]

Brazil’s trade chamber ‘Camex’ has approved an authorization for the country to open consultations with the World Trade Organization (WTO) Dispute Settlement Body, to challenge subsidies it says India gives to cane growers and sugar exporters, according to various press reports.

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Brazil and China agree to discuss prohibitive import tariffs on sugar in December [Registered]

China and Brazil have agreed to meet up in the third week of December to discuss punitive tariffs which has seen Brazil’s exports to China dwindle from 71% of share to 8% over the past year, according to Valor Economico.

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Australia lodges complaint against India at the WTO over its sugar export subsidies [Full subscriber]

Australia has referred India to the World Trade Organization (WTO) over subsidies to the sugar industry which has helped it expand sugar production and contribute to the current global surplus which has seen price fall below UScents10/lb, and has adversely affected Australia’s sugar industry.

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Brazil files a complaint against China at WTO over sugar trade dispute  [Registered]

Brazil has made a formal complaint against China with the World Trade Organization (WTO) to challenge Beijing’s heavy duties on sugar imports, a filing published by the WTO showed on 22nd October.

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