Committee on Agriculture - Special session - Sub-Committee on Cotton - Cotton - Background paper by the Secretariat - Revision
作者:WTO Secretariat
文件編號:TN/AG/GEN/34/Rev.14, TN/AG/SCC/GEN/13/Rev.14


Background paper by the Secretariat[1]


The main updates captured in this revised version compared to the previous one[2] are as follows:


·        Section 1 - EXPORT SUBSIDIES:

o   Brazil's updated table and corresponding chart in Section 1.2.1 Notified budgetary outlays and quantities for cotton (Table ES:1);

o   India's updated table and corresponding chart in Section 1.2.2 Notified budgetary outlays and quantities for cotton (Supporting Table ES:2).


·        Section 2 - DOMESTIC SUPPORT:

o   India, Turkey, the United States and Viet Nam's updated tables and respective charts in Section 2.1.1. Product‑specific AMS notified for cotton;

o   Updated Table on Overview of cotton product‑specific support, current total AMS and value of production for cotton.


·        Section 3 - MARKET ACCESS:

o   Australia; Bahrain, Kingdom of; Canada; Colombia; European Union and Viet Nam's updated tariff tables in Section 3.1 Tariffs;

o   China, South Africa, and the United States' updated tables and corresponding charts in Section 3.3.3 TRQ quantities and in-quota imports for relevant cotton-related products;


o   Section 3.4 - OTHER NON-TARIFF MEASURES, 7 new SPS measures by Brazil.


[1] This document has been prepared under the Secretariat's own responsibility and is without prejudice to the positions of Members or to their rights and obligations under the WTO. It has been prepared for information only and is not intended to provide any authoritative or official legal interpretation of the provisions of the WTO Agreements in general on in relation to any measure listed in this document.

[2]  TN/AG/GEN/34/Rev.13 ‑ TN/AG/SCC/GEN/13/Rev.13.