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Agricultural Support in Doha and Beyond Policy Seminar 7 june 2011
Agricultural Support in Doha and Beyond Policy Seminar 7 june 2011
Agricultural Support in Doha and Beyond Policy Seminar 7 june 2011
Agricultural Support in Doha and Beyond Policy Seminar 7 june 2011
Agricultural Support in Doha and Beyond Policy Seminar 7 june 2011
Agricultural Support in Doha and Beyond Policy Seminar 7 june 2011
Agricultural Support in Doha and Beyond Policy Seminar 7 june 2011
Agricultural Support in Doha and Beyond Policy Seminar 7 june 2011
Agricultural Support in Doha and Beyond Policy Seminar 7 june 2011
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Agricultural Support in Doha and Beyond Policy Seminar 7 june 2011

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Policy Seminar "Agricultural Support in Doha and Beyond: Experience to Date and Assessment" on 7 June 2011; presentation by Professor David Orden.

Policy Seminar "Agricultural Support in Doha and Beyond: Experience to Date and Assessment" on 7 June 2011; presentation by Professor David Orden.

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  • 1. Agricultural Support in Doha and BeyondExperience to Date and Assessment<br />Chair: Jerry Hagstrom<br />Speakers:<br />David Orden<br />Ambassador Clayton Yeutter<br />David Blandford<br />Tim Josling<br />
  • 2. The WTO Agreement on Agriculture<br />The Long-term Objective:<br />“substantial progressive reductions in agricultural support and protection”<br />The Legal Disciplines:<br /><ul><li>Rules for categorizing policy measures
  • 3. “specific binding commitments on … market access, domestic support, and export competition”</li></ul>We focus on assessing the utility of the domestic support rules and commitments in contributing to the Agreement’s long-term objective<br />
  • 4. What We Find “in Brief”<br />The domestic support disciplines provide an imperfect (porous) architecture for monitoring support and achieving the objectives of the Agreement<br />Despite drawbacks, the notifications reflect key policy changes and the WTO provides a structured forum for discussion of support levels<br />Doha would tighten commitments and extend the rules, but make them more complex and heterogeneous among countries<br />Additional clarification and disciplines are needed beyond Doha<br />
  • 5. The Domestic Support Disciplines<br />Ceiling on the level of support provided by various trade-distorting policy measures to basic agricultural products and through a non-product-specific category<br />The single nominal commitment for a country applies to the sum of such support and is based on 1986-88 levels<br />Exempt from the ceiling are:<br />Green box measures <br />Blue box measures <br />Development programs in developing countries<br />De minimis levels of support<br />
  • 6. Components of the Total(“Current Total Aggregate Measurement of Support”)<br />Non-exempt Direct Payments and Other Subsidies<br />Market Price Support (MPS) measured a particular way <br /> WTO MPS = <br /> [Administered Price – 1986-88 External Reference Price] x [Eligible Quantity]<br />Economic MPS = <br />[Domestic Price – Current External Reference Price] x [Domestic Production]<br />
  • 7. Agreement and Proposed Doha Commitments<br />
  • 8. Trade-distorting Support among Developed Countries<br />
  • 9. Support among Developing Countries<br />
  • 10. Agricultural Support in Doha and BeyondExperience to Date and Assessment<br />Chair: Jerry Hagstrom<br />Speakers:<br />David Orden<br />Ambassador Clayton Yeutter<br />David Blandford<br />Tim Josling<br />

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