WTO rules for U.S. in China grains subsidy dispute

FILE PHOTO: The World Trade Organization (WTO) headquarters are pictured in Geneva
FILE PHOTO: The World Trade Organization headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, July 26, 2018. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/File Photo

February 28, 2019

GENEVA (Reuters) – The United States won a World Trade Organization dispute ruling on Thursday after challenging China’s price support for grains.

A WTO adjudication panel agreed with the U.S. complaint that China had paid farmers too much for wheat, Indica rice and Japonica rice in 2012-2015, although a disputed corn subsidy had already expired before the dispute began.

(Reporting by Tom Miles; editing by Stephanie Nebehay)

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