February 27, 2019

Members target June for finalizing quota review, examine farm policies of EU, China, India

At a meeting of the Committee on Agriculture on 26-27 February, WTO members agreed to finalize by June a report containing recommendations on the operation of the 2013 Bali Ministerial Decision on Tariff Rate Quota (TRQ) Administration. This would enable the General Council to take a decision on the recommendations no later than 31 December 2019, a mandate set out in the Bali Decision. Members further reviewed each other’s agriculture policies, including the EU’s post-Brexit TRQ plan, China’s agriculture support measures and India’s domestic support for pulses.

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