Sugar: Panel to Solve Disputes between Guatemala and India

The World Trade Organization created a special group to address a complaint filed by Guatemala for alleged export subsidies granted to sugar cane producers in India.

Friday, August 16, 2019

On March 25th, Guatemala asked the World Trade Organization (WTO) to hold consultations with India, within the framework of the WTO dispute settlement mechanism, regarding domestic support measures and alleged export subsidies granted by India to sugar cane and sugar producers.

As a result of this request, the Guatemalan authorities were notified last August 14 of the creation by the WTO of a special group to settle the dispute initiated by the Central American country.

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Julio Dougherty, Vice-Minister of Economy and Foreign Trade told that "... the WTO complaint was made at the request of the national sugar sector and that this sector will be responsible for the expenditure."

Dougherty added that "... It is important to mention that Guatemala's first intention was to have direct communication to reach a solution through diplomatic channels and talks, but the process will not be achieved. The country still does not have an estimate of how long the process will take, since the country's mission to the WTO will inform it about it.

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