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131 WTO, Hong Kong Ministerial Declaration, (WT/MIN(05)/DEC), 22 December 2005, paragraph 6; however, the Agreement reached in Hong Kong did not pre-negotiate on detailed issues (e.B. value and volume obligations): see, for example. B, `Challenge Paper` of 30 April 2007 (55), accessed 7 May 2013.96 European Commission, COM(2011) 627, Preamble (37) and Article 5. For further political agreement on these reforms, see European Commission, MEMO/13/621, “CAP reform – Explanation of key elements”, Brussels, 26 June 2013. (2) Members undertake to work towards the development of internationally agreed disciplines for the granting of export credits, export credit guarantees or insurance programmes and, by agreement of such disciplines, to apply export credits, export credit guarantees or insurance programmes only in Ensuring compliance with it. The 1958 Haberler Report stressed the importance of minimising the impact of agricultural subsidies on competitiveness and recommended replacing price support with additional direct payments that are not linked to production, anticipating the discussion of Green Box subsidies. It is only recently, however, that this change has become the heart of the reform of the global agricultural system. [1] 43 In contrast, “agriculture” for FAO purposes includes both fisheries and forestry: see in general Young, MA, “Fragmentation or Interaction: The WTO, Fisheries Subsidies, and International Law” (2009) 8 World Trade Review 477CrossRefGoogle ScholarPubMed. Export subsidies are the third pillar. The 1995 agricultural agreement required industrialized countries to reduce export subsidies by at least 36% (in value) and 21% (volume) over a six-year value.

For developing countries, the agreement required reductions of 24 per cent (in value) and 14 per cent (in volume) over ten years. The Uruguay Round of agricultural negotiations were not easy, as the broad scope of the negotiations and their political sensitivity necessarily called into question a great deal of time to reach agreement on the new rules, and much technical work was required to create robust means of formalizing commitments in policy areas that go beyond the framework of previous GATT practice. The Agreement on Agriculture and the Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures were negotiated in parallel, and a decision on measures relating to the possible negative impact of the reform programme on least developed and net food-importing developing countries was also part of the overall results. At the pre-GATT 1986 Ministerial Conference in Punta del Este, Uruguay, the agricultural lobbies of the industrialized countries strongly opposed compromises in the field of agriculture. In this context, the idea of exempting “trade-neutral” production and subsidies from WTO obligations was first proposed by the US in 1987 and quickly repeated by the EU. [2] By guaranteeing farmers continued support, it has also neutralised resistance. In exchange for the inclusion of agriculture in WTO disciplines and a commitment to reduce trade-distorting subsidies in the future, developed countries would be allowed to maintain subsidies that result in “minimal trade distortions” in order to achieve various public policy objectives. [1] (b) the impact of reduction commitments on world agricultural trade; 91 See e.B. United Nations High-Level Working Group on the Global Food Security Crisis, Update of the Comprehensive Framework for Action: September 2010 (United Nations 2010) 21-4Google Scholar; see also Ministerial Declaration, Action Plan on Food Price Volatility and Agriculture, G20 Agriculture Ministers` Meeting, Paris, 22-23 June 2011 paragraph 13, accessed 7 May 2013. . .

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