Two-and-a-half years after lodging a complaint to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) against India, Australian sugar cane growers will finally have their concerns heard in the international court.
- Australia is joined by Brazil and Guatemala as complainants at the WTO along with 13 other third parties
- Other cane-growing nations say India’s subsidies have impacted the global sugar price
- India is being encouraged to use its sugar to develop an ethanol industry
The formal dispute against India was initiated by the Australian, Brazilian and Guatemalan governments in 2018, saying subsidies for Indian cane farmers caused a glut in the international market and led to a significant drop in global prices.
Paul Schembri, chair of…