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USTR Statement on Awards in Brazil Cotton Dispute

Washington, D.C. -- The Office of the United States Trade Representative issued a brief public statement today following the announcement of countermeasures by the Government of Brazil:

"We are disappointed to learn that Brazil's authorities have decided to proceed with countermeasures against U.S. trade in the WTO Cotton dispute," said spokeswoman Nefeterius McPherson. "USTR is working to reach a solution to the issues in this dispute without Brazil resorting to countermeasures and we continue to prefer a negotiated solution."