Brazil, Australia Initiate WTO Dispute Complaints against Indian Sugar Subsidies

Brazil and Australia have requested WTO dispute consultations with India regarding domestic support measures and alleged export subsidies provided by India to producers of sugarcane and sugar. The requests were circulated to WTO members on 5 and 7 March.

Brazil and Australia claim that the challenged measures are inconsistent with India’s obligations under the WTO's Agreement on Agriculture, with Australia also alleging inconsistencies with the Agreement on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures (SCM Agreement) and the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) 1994.