Negotiating Global Rules on Agricultural Domestic Support: Options for the WTO's Buenos Aires Ministerial Conference

Research
Date period
25 April 2017

This paper analyses various options for negotiating agricultural domestic support, drawing on ideas that have been put forward at the WTO. It examines the implications of various approaches for countries’ actual support levels as well as for their maximum permitted ceilings under WTO rules, and looks in particular at those products that are especially important to low-income countries.

An information note summarising the main findings of this paper is available here.