Imposing WTO disciplines on domestic support: an assessment of the Doha Round Approach
AbstractThe elements of the approach to disciplining domestic support for agriculture in the Doha round of WTO negotiations are evaluated using data for a selection of OECD countries. Despite a substantial increase in complexity in comparison to the Uruguay Round Agreement, the new approach is unlikely to require real reductions in trade-distorting support. As a result it is unlikely to stimulate further reforms in domestic agricultural policies in OECD countries. RESUMEN: En este artÃculo se evalÃºan los instrumentos del enfoque utilizado en la Ronda de Doha de la OrganizaciÃ³n Mundial de Comercio para establecer disciplinas en relaciÃ³n con la ayuda interna a la agricultura. El anÃ¡lisis se lleva a cabo para un conjunto de paÃses de la OCDE. A pesar de la mayor complejidad de la Ronda de Doha, en comparaciÃ³n con el Acuerdo de la Ronda Uruguay, es improbable que el nuevo enfoque reduzca las ayudas que distorsionan el comercio. En consecuencia, tambiÃ©n resulta poco probable que la Ronda de Doha estimule reformas adicionales en las polÃticas agrarias internas de los paÃses de la OCDE. PALABRAS CLAVE: comercio internacional, agricultura, ayuda interna, OMC
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Spanish Association of Agricultural Economists in its journal Economia Agraria y Recursos Naturales.
Volume (Year): 05 (2005)
Issue (Month): 09 ()
international trade; agriculture; domestic support; WTO; International Relations/Trade; F02; F13; F14;
Find related papers by JEL classification:
- F02 - International Economics - - General - - - International Economic Order; Noneconomic International Organizations;; Economic Integration and Globalization: General
- F13 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade Policy; International Trade Organizations
- F14 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Empirical Studies of Trade
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- Brink, Lars, 2005. "WTO 2004 Agriculture Framework: Disciplines on Distorting Domestic Support," Working Papers 14587, International Agricultural Trade Research Consortium.
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