World Trade Organization Agreements related to Agriculture and Agri-Food
The World Trade Organization (WTO) has agreements in place covering a wide range of issues including trade in goods, services, dispute settlement and trade-related intellectual property rights. Agreements of particular significance to the agri-food sector include the:
- Agreement on Agriculture
- Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures
- Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade
- Agreement on the Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights
The WTO Agreement on Agriculture was a significant first step towards a fair and market-oriented agricultural trading system. It includes specific commitments by the WTO Members to improve market access and reduce trade-distorting support and export subsidies. The WTO Website provides a detailed explanation of the Agreement on Agriculture.
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