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.15, TN/AG/SCC/GEN/13/Rev.15


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: Colombia, South Africa and the United States' updated tables and corresponding charts in Section 1.2.1 Notified budgetary outlays and quantities for cotton (Table ES:1);


·          Section 2 – DOMESTIC SUPPORT:

o    Brazil, Colombia, the European Union, the Russian Federation and the United States' 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    Updated overview charts showing the evolution of total imports of cotton with a breakdown between imports from LDCs and from the rest of the world, in value and quantity and (period 2010‑2020) and updated overview tables showing total imports of cotton and imports from LDCs in 2020, in value and quantity, for the 33 Members identified in paragraphs 12 and 13 of this paper;


o    In Section 3.1 Tariffs, updated table showing the average and maximum bound and applied duties for the cotton product group as sourced from World Tariff Profile 2021 and updated individual tariff tables for the following Members: Bahrain, Kingdom of; Bangladesh; Brazil; China; Hong Kong, China; India; Kenya; Korea, Republic of; Mauritius; New Zealand; South Africa; Switzerland; Chinese Taipei; Thailand; and the United Kingdom.


o    China, Colombia, 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;


·          Section 3.4 – OTHER NON-TARIFF MEASURES: Three 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.14 ‑ TN/AG/SCC/GEN/13/Rev.14.