WTO Disciplines on Agricultural Support
Seeking A Fair Basis for Trade
David Orden, David Blandford and Tim Josling, editors
When the World Trade Organization (WTO) was created in 1995, its members committed themselves to a set of disciplines for domestic support, market access, and export competition for agriculture. The Agreement on Agriculture laid the way for the pursuit of progressive reductions in world agricultural market distortions. Its supporters hoped the new rules and commitments would encourage countries to move domestic farm policies in a less trade-distorting direction.
This body of work examines the Agreement’s domestic support disciplines and their potential strengthening under the as-yet unfinished Doha Round negotiations. The analysis focuses on four developed countries (the United States, the European Union [as a single “country”], Japan, and Norway) and four developing countries (Brazil, China, India, and the Philippines).
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IFPRI Policy Seminar
Seeking Answers to Global Trade Challenges (2011 WTO Public Forum) - September 23, 2011
WTO Disciplines on Agricultural Support - April 6, 2010
Understanding WTO Disciplines on Agricultural Domestic Support (2009 WTO Public Forum) - September 29, 2009
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