|A World Trade Organisation (WTO) appeal panel upheld on Monday a ruling from December that found that the US had breached trade rules over its subsidies to cotton farmers.
The ruling means that Brazil could now seek one billon dollars in sanctions until the US stops payments to its farmers. The US government is unlikely to comply with the WTO ruling and has shown no inclination it will do so.
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