March 30, 2021

COVID-19 concerns continue to overshadow WTO farm trade discussions

Concerns about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on farm trade and farm policies continued to overshadow the work of the WTO’s Committee on Agriculture at its meeting on 29-30 March. Questions were raised regarding 30 new agriculture support and trade-related policies adopted by members and the committee reverted to 32 previously raised matters. Members also continued to monitor the implementation of ministerial decisions regarding tariff rate quota usage, public stockholding and export competition policies.

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