Domestic support and the WTO negotiations

In their attempt to maximise trade benefits, agricultural trade negotiators must allocate scarce resources and consider trade‐offs across issues such as liberalising foreign border measures or reducing foreign domestic subsidies. Analysis and examples support the notion that more liberalisation will be achieved in the new WTO round by emphasis on lowering border barriers and export subsidies rather than attempting to discipline domestic farm subsidies directly. Analyses of EU grain policy, Korean rice policy and US sugar policy show how reduced export subsidy or more import access have substantial trade benefits, even if farmers are compensated with payments or price supports.


Issue Date:
2000
Publication Type:
Journal Article
Record Identifier:
http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/117847
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/117847
Published in:
Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Volume 44, Issue 3
Page range:
457-474
Total Pages:
18




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