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Targeting India’s Rice Subsidies

At the behest of the domestic rice industry, U.S. House Ways & Means Committee Chair Jason Smith (R-MO) asked the U.S. International Trade Commission to conduct Section 332 fact-finding investigation of global competitiveness in rice, which the industry claims is skewed by unfair trade practices. A similar investigation back in 2015 led to a report called, “Rice: Global Competitiveness of the U.S. Industry” (Investigation No. 332-549) and led to follow-up actions by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.  India is the largest rice exporter, supplying nearly a third of the global market and is largely the target of the investigations. Of the top five rice exporting nations, India is the only country that does not...

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