Imposing WTO disciplines on domestic support: an assessment of the Doha Round pproach

David Blandford


The 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.


International trade; Agriculture; Domestic support; WTO

Subject classification

F02, F13, F14.

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