Sub-Committee on Cotton - Sub-Committee on Cotton Meeting of Monday 27 March 2006 - Communication from Colombia
World Trade Organization TN/AG/SCC/GEN/5 3 May 2006 (06-2146) Sub-Committee on Cotton Original: Spanish SUB-COMMITTEE ON COTTON MEETING OF MONDAY 27 MARCH 2006 Communication from Colombia The following communication, dated 26 April 2006, is being circulated at the request of the delegation of Colombia. _______________ On behalf of my country, allow me to make some very general observations on the cotton situation in Colombia, as well as some comments on the document, "Proposed Modalities for Cotton under the Mandate of the Hong Kong Ministerial Decision", TN/AG/SCC/GEN/4 of 1 March 2006, presented by the co-sponsors of the Sectoral Initiative in Favour of Cotton. As has been noted in various studies, the support developed countries grant to their producers is one of the main causes of trade distortions, with repercussions for international prices, most particularly in the case of cotton. In Colombia's case, this resulted in a fall in producti