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Agriculture in International Trade Agreements – Interactive e-learning course

Training & E-Learning

Global and regional agreements set out the rules for countries trade policies .and define the policy space available within agriculture for reaching food security objectives. Therefore, balancing the achievement of national policy objectives with the obligations under trade agreements is critical.

This course informs the treatment of agriculture in several World Trade Organization (WTO) agreements and regional trade agreements (RTAs) and aims to support policy makers to develop and implement appropriate agricultural development and food security strategies.

By the end of the course, participants will be better able to:

•understand and identify the main provisions of the WTO Agreement on Agriculture (AoA);

•understand and identify the main provisions of the WTO Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS), and of other WTO agreements that concern trade-related constraints and procedures;

•describe the treatment of agriculture in the Regional Trade Agreements.

Published: 2018
Publisher: FAO
Policy Theme: Trade Policy
Geography: Global