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CTA. 2002. OECD review. Agritrade, June 2002. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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The OECD has published a review of the impact of...
The OECD has published a review of the impact of agricultural trade liberalisation. It compiles information on average tariff levels, the use of tariff rate quotas, export subsidies, and export credits by selected OECD countries for temperate zone agricultural products. It looks at the effects of further trade liberalisation of agricultural markets over the medium term. It points out that the current use of export subsidies is already at lower levels than those agreed during the Uruguay Round and that further elimination would have only a modest effect on commodity prices (except for dairy products). It also highlights how export credits have been used to distort trade. It concludes that disciplines are necessary to avoid even greater use of all forms of export support. The OECD argues that further progress in agricultural trade liberalisation will require strengthening the disciplines already in place and addressing weaknesses which have been identified.