Annex 1 Of The Wto Agreement On Agriculture

(2) In accordance with the Mid-Term Review Agreement, according to which State measures to support directly or indirectly agricultural and rural development are an integral part of the development programmes of developing countries, investment aid available to agriculture in general in developing countries and aid for the use of agriculture which are generally low-income or low-resource developing producers of EFTA are exempt from national aid. t reduction commitments that would otherwise apply to measures such as. Β national aid to producers in developing countries to promote the diversification of the cultivation of illicit narcotic plants. National aid which satisfies the criteria of this paragraph shall not be included in the calculation of a Member`s total current amS amount. > . a more technical list > abbreviations, indicating that commitments under the reform agenda should be made equitably by all members, taking into account non-trade concerns, including food security and the need to protect the environment; Recalling the agreement that special and differential treatment of developing countries is an integral part of the negotiations and taking into account the potential negative effects of the implementation of the reform programme on least-developed and net food-importing developing countries, although agriculture has always been covered by GATT, several important differences have been found in the WTO with regard to the rules applicable to primary agricultural products, unlike industrial products. The GATT 1947 allowed countries to use export subsidies for agricultural precursors, while export subsidies for industrial products were prohibited. The only conditions were that agricultural export subsidies should not be used to cover more than a fair proportion of world exports of the product concerned (Article XVI(3) of the GATT). . . .