WTO Hong Kong export subsidies commitment

Date of commitment: 
December 2005
Related commitment: 
Millennium Development Goal: 
Subtopic: 

Commitment

Ensure the parallel elimination of all forms of agricultural export subsidies and disciplines on all export measures with equivalent effect, to be completed by the end of 2013.

Target

Eliminate all agricultural export subsidies by 2013.

Progress

Precise data on agricultural export subsidies is not available, but total agricultural support in OECD countries amounted to $366 billion in 2010, or 0.93% of their GDP.

Gap

Agricultural support in developed countries remains high and distorts trade.

Additionality

For related commitment, see Millennium Development Goals, Indicator 8.8 for agricultural support in OECD countries.

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Data source: 

OECD