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Decoupling EU Farm Support: Does the New Single Payment Scheme Fit within the Green Box?

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  • Swinbank, Alan
  • Tranter, Richard B.

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Recent reform of the EU's Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) has led to a further decoupling of farm support. The EU believes that the new Single Payment Scheme, which replaces the former system of area and headage payments to farmers, tied to production, will qualify for green-box status in the WTO. We examine this contention, particularly in light of the recent WTO panel report on upland cotton.

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Article provided by Estey Centre for Law and Economics in International Trade in its journal Estey Centre Journal of International Law and Trade Policy.

Volume (Year): 06 (2005)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
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Handle: RePEc:ags:ecjilt:23867

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Keywords: decoupling; EU; green box; Single Payment Scheme; WTO; Agricultural and Food Policy;

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  1. Sean A. Cahill, 1997. "Calculating The Rate Of Decoupling For Crops Under Cap/Oilseeds Reform," Journal of Agricultural Economics, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 48(1-3), pages 349-378.
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  1. Howley, Peter & Breen, James & Donoghue, Cathal O. & Hennessy, Thia, 2012. "Does the single farm payment affect farmers’ behaviour? A macro and micro analysis," International Journal of Agricultural Management, Institute of Agricultural Management & International Farm Management Association, vol. 2(1), October.
  2. Kogler, Klaus & Saunders, Caroline M., 2006. "Single Farm Payment in the European Union and its Implications on New Zealand Dairy and Beef Trade," 2006 Conference, August 24-25, 2006, Nelson, New Zealand 31953, New Zealand Agricultural and Resource Economics Society.
  3. Thia Hennessy & Shailesh Shrestha & Stephen Hynes, 2006. "The Effect of Decoupling on Farming in Ireland: A Regional Analysis," Working Papers 0611, Rural Economy and Development Programme,Teagasc.
  4. Kogler, Klaus & Saunders, Caroline M., 2006. "Single Farm Payment in the European Union and its Implications on New Zealand Dairy and Beef Trade," 2006 Conference, August 24-25, 2006, Nelson, New Zealand 31953, New Zealand Agricultural and Resource Economics Society.
  5. Swinbank, Alan, 2011. "Fruit and Vegetables, and the Role They Have Played in Determining the EU’s Aggregate Measurement of Support," Estey Centre Journal of International Law and Trade Policy, Estey Centre for Law and Economics in International Trade, vol. 12(2).
  6. Peter Howley & Trevor Donnellan & Kevin Hanrahan, 2009. "The 2003 CAP reform: Do decoupled payments affect agricultural production?," Working Papers 0901, Rural Economy and Development Programme,Teagasc.
  7. Happe, Kathrin & Balmann, Alfons & Kellermann, Konrad & Sahrbacher, Christoph, 2008. "Does structure matter? The impact of switching the agricultural policy regime on farm structures," Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Elsevier, vol. 67(2), pages 431-444, August.
  8. Bureau, Dominique & Chalmin, Philippe, 2007. "Perspectives agricoles en France et en Europe," Economics Papers from University Paris Dauphine 123456789/1735, Paris Dauphine University.
  9. Anania, Giovanni, 2007. "Multilateral Negotiations, Preferential Trade Agreements and the CAP. What's Ahead?," Working Papers 7283, TRADEAG - Agricultural Trade Agreements.
  10. Giovanni Anania, 2007. "Multilateral trade negotiations, preferential trade agreements and European Union’s agricultural policies," QA - Rivista dell'Associazione Rossi-Doria, Associazione Rossi Doria, issue 3, July.

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