Alan Wm. Wolff
2 November 2020
Dear Ambassadors/Permanent Representatives,
I am enclosing the latest version of the Evolving Table on Cotton Development Assistance (WT/CFMC/6/Rev.29) for review by Members in advance of the next Round of the Director‑General's Consultative Framework Mechanism on Cotton (DGCFMC).
The enclosed Evolving Table (ET) contains updates from Brazil, France, and the United States.
Two new projects have been notified under Part I on cotton-specific development assistance, one by France and the other by the United States. This brings the total number of active projects to 26. As regards Part II on Agriculture and Infrastructure-Related Development Assistance, no new project has been notified. Hence, the total number of active projects remains unchanged at 51.
I also refer you to the 18th version of the Table on Domestic Cotton Sector Reforms (WT/CFMC/21/Rev.17), for which no updates have been received. I encourage beneficiary countries to update this important document.
The 34th Round of the DGCFMC will be held on 12 November 2020. A thematic session on cotton by-products development in LDCs will take place on the afternoon of the same day. The fourteenth Dedicated Discussion of the Relevant Trade-related Developments on Cotton will take place on 13 November 2020.
The enclosed documents will form the basis for the 34th Round of Consultations of the DGCFMC, which I will chair.
Alan Wm. Wolff