WTO agreement on agriculture (7)
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CTA. 2004. WTO agreement on agriculture (7). Agritrade, January 2004. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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There have been a number of significant analyses of the causes of the breakdown...
There have been a number of significant analyses of the causes of the breakdown at Cancun, and a number of meetings to discuss the way forward. An ICTSD report shows the EU to be unwilling to shift its fundamental position that green-box measures are not trade-distorting, and an USDA report sees the EU launching what may be only a cosmetic ‘hearts and minds’ campaign. A devastating critique of CAP reform’s impact on agricultural production and trade in developing countries has been published by a UK House of Commons committee, and an Australian report shows the areas of common interest – but also areas of divergence – with the ACP. A WTO ‘green room’ meeting at the end of November 2003 failed to record any progress. Following this an EC communication, although couched in conciliatory terms, made no concession on fundamentals: indeed, green-box support will increase with enlargement of the EU. Commissioner Fischler has again reiterated the EU’s commitment to continuing domestic agricultural support.