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India’s cane and sugar support policies are too complex to resolve through bilateral negotiation

By Prerna Sharma Singh

12th February 2020

Brazil is being naive if it thinks that a bilateral agreement with India is going to make any real difference on domestic sugar policy.

With the WTO dispute settlement mechanism becoming toothless thanks to the Trump administration, Brazil is pinning its hopes on bilateral negotiations to resolve the issue of India’s market distorting practices with respect to the cane and sugar sector. However, given the political dynamics and complexities involved, it would be naive to think that the issue

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