The difficult task of disciplining domestic support

David Orden, David Blandford, Tim Josling

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Abstract

When the WTO was launched at the conclusion of the Uruguay Round negotiations its members committed to a new set of disciplines for agricultural domestic support, market access and export competition. It was recognized at the time that the domestic support disciplines were rather porous. Their architecture was consistent with the modest objectives that WTO members had collectively agreed to reduce distortions in world markets. What was uncertain at that point was just how the agreed-upon disciplines would interact with subsequent domestic agricultural policy decisions. In particular, it was not known to what extent the new rules and commitments would motivate countries to shift their policies in the less trade-distorting direction envisioned by the Agreement on Agriculture.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationWTO Disciplines on Agricultural Support
Subtitle of host publicationSeeking a Fair Basis for Trade
PublisherCambridge University Press
Pages391-432
Number of pages42
ISBN (Electronic)9780511794179
ISBN (Print)9781107005440
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StatePublished - Jan 1 2011

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    Orden, D., Blandford, D., & Josling, T. (2011). The difficult task of disciplining domestic support. In WTO Disciplines on Agricultural Support: Seeking a Fair Basis for Trade (pp. 391-432). Cambridge University Press. https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511794179.012