Reform of Agricultural Export Credit Programs

This paper examines whether government-sponsored export credit arrangements have the same effect on trade as direct export subsidies. The export credit programs for several major agricultural exporters are described. These programs are compared to OECD disciplines for export credit arrangements, and the consequences of extending these guidelines to agriculture are analysed. None of the programs discussed would be consistent with the OECD guidelines. Since export credit arrangements have many of the same characteristics as targeted export subsidies, the same analytical framework can be used to analyse these programs. However, it is necessary to determine implicit subsidy values for the program.


Issue Date:
2000
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/23836
Published in:
Estey Journal of International Law and Trade Policy, Volume 01, Number 2
Page range:
66-78
Total Pages:
13




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