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The Regulation of International TradeThe WTO Agreements on Trade in Goods$
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Petros C. Mavroidis

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780262029995

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262029995.001.0001

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Agreement on Agriculture

Agreement on Agriculture

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(p.535) 8 Agreement on Agriculture
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The Regulation of International Trade
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Petros C. Mavroidis

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262029995.003.0009

This chapter focuses on the Agreement on Agriculture, one of the two sector-specific agreements that remained outside the GATT which was reintroduced following the successful conclusion of the WTO. Farm goods were not subject to the GATT disciplines so this agreement was designed to integrate farm trade into the mainstream disciplines governing trade in goods. The chapter discusses the requirement for members to replace all forms of protection in place with tariff protections with the onset of the agreement. The chapter discusses the historic negotiations that have taken place since in order to liberalize the trade in farm goods as well as the use of border measures, domestic support, export subsidies, and minimum access requirements.

Keywords:   Agriculture, Border Measures, Domestic Support, Export Subsidies, Minimum Access Requirements

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