How do Trade Distortions Affect Markets for Farm Goods?

Brief
Date period
29 May 2017

This information note analyses the degree to which global markets for key agricultural products are affected by distortions resulting from government policies, with a view to helping inform the debate over updating global rules in this area in the run-up to the WTO Buenos Aires ministerial conference in 2017 and beyond. It finds that support remains concentrated on a relatively small number of products, with support for rice, maize, beef, pork and dairy being particularly important.