Vegetables and Pulses Outlook No. (VGS-285-01) 30 pp

August 2001

Trade Issues Facing U.S. Horticulture in the WTO Negotiations

This article discusses issues affecting U.S. trade in fruits and vegetables that are likely to be considered during upcoming trade negotiations at the World Trade Organization (WTO). Tariff reductions, tariff-rate quotas, export subsidies, and domestic support are discussed, as are the impacts of anti-dumping and countervailing measures and the Sanitary and Phytosanitary Agreement on horticultural trade flows.

Keywords: fruits, vegetables, trade, policy, WTO, market access, tariffs, tariff-rate quota, export subsidy, domestic support, sanitary and phytosanitary measures, trade remedy laws

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