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AGRICULTURE NEGOTIATIONS: BACKGROUNDER

Countries, alliances and proposals

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UPDATED 13 NOVEMBER 2009

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This briefing document explains current agricultural issues raised before and in the current negotiations. It has been prepared by the Information and Media Relations Division of the WTO Secretariat to help public understanding about the agriculture negotiations. It is not an official record of the negotiations.


Key to the groups

Full list of groups in the agriculture negotiations

 

Members that submitted proposals and technical papers in Phase 1, with an indication of groupings and alignments based on joint-authorship

1. Albania (transition: domestic support)

2. Angola (African Group)

3. Antigua and Barbuda (Caricom)

4. Argentina (Cairns Group + MERCOSUR)

5. Australia (Cairns Group)

6. Barbados (Caricom + small island developing states + non-trade concerns)

7. Belize (Caricom)

8. Benin (African Group)

9. Bolivia (Cairns Group +

“MERCOSUR+” 1, 2)

10. Botswana (African Group)

11. Brazil (Cairns Group + MERCOSUR)

12. Brunei (ASEAN)

13. Bulgaria (transition: domestic support, market access)

14. Burkina Faso (own proposal + African Group)

15. Burundi (own proposal + African Group + non-trade concerns)

16. Cameroon (African Group)

17. Canada (Cairns Group + own proposal on market access, supplementary proposal on domestic support)

18. Central African Republic (African Group)

19. Chad (African Group)

20. Chile (Cairns Group + “MERCOSUR+” 1, 2)

21. Colombia (Cairns Group + “MERCOSUR+” 2)

22. Congo (African Group)

23. Congo, Democratic Rep (own proposal + African Group)

24. Costa Rica (Cairns Group + “MERCOSUR+” 1)

25. Côte d’Ivoire (African Group)

26. Croatia (transition: domestic support, market access)

27. Cuba (developing country grouping 1, 2, 3 + small island developing states)

28. Cyprus (non-trade concerns)

29. Czech Republic (transition: domestic support, market access + non-trade concerns)

30. Djibouti (African Group)

31. Dominica (small island developing states + Caricom)

32. Dominican Republic (developing country grouping 1, 2, 3)

33. Egypt (own proposal + African Group)

34. El Salvador (developing country grouping 1, 2, 3)

35. Estonia (transition: market access + non-trade concerns)

36-51: EU (Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, UK) (own proposals + non-trade concerns)

52. Fiji (non-trade concerns)

53. Gabon (African Group)

54. The Gambia (African Group)

55. Georgia (transition: domestic support, market access)

56. Ghana (African Group)

57. Grenada (Caricom)

58. Guatemala (Cairns Group)

59. Guinea (African Group)

60. Guinea Bissau (African Group)

61. Guyana (Caricom)

62. Haiti (developing country grouping 1, 2, 3)

63. Honduras (developing country grouping 1, 2, 3)

64. Hungary (transition: domestic support, market access)

65. Iceland (non-trade concerns)

66. India (own proposal + developing country grouping 3)

67. Indonesia (Cairns Group + ASEAN)

68. Israel (non-trade concerns)

69. Jamaica (small island developing states + Caricom)

70. Japan (own proposal + non-trade concerns)

71. Jordan

72. Kenya (own proposal + developing country grouping 1, 2, 3 + African Group)

73. Korea, Republic (own proposal + non-trade concerns)

74. Kyrgyz Republic (transition: domestic support, market access)

75. Latvia (transition: domestic support, market access + non-trade concerns)

76. Lesotho (African Group)

77. Liechtenstein (non-trade concerns)

78. Lithuania (transition: domestic support, market access) (Joined WTO on 31 May 2001)

79. Madagascar (African Group)

80. Malawi (African Group)

81. Malaysia (Cairns Group + ASEAN)

82. Mali (own proposal + African Group)

83. Malta (non-trade concerns)

84. Mauritania (African Group)

85. Mauritius (own proposal + small island developing states + non-trade concerns  + African Group)

86. Mexico

87. Mongolia (transition: domestic support + non-trade concerns)

88. Morocco (own proposal + African Group)

89. Mozambique (African Group)

90. Myanmar (ASEAN)

91. Namibia (own proposal + African Group)

92. New Zealand (Cairns Group)

93. Nicaragua (developing country grouping 1, 2)

94. Niger (African Group)

95. Nigeria (own proposal +developing country grouping 3 + African Group)

96. Norway (own proposal + non-trade concerns)

97. Pakistan (developing country grouping 1, 2, 3)

98. Paraguay (Cairns Group +MERCOSUR)

99. Philippines (Cairns Group + ASEAN)

100. Poland (own proposal + non-trade concerns)

101. Romania (non-trade concerns)

102. Rwanda (African Group)

103. Saint Kitts and Saint Nevis (small island developing states + Caricom)

104. Saint Lucia (Caricom + non-trade concerns)

105. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (small island developing states + Caricom)

106. Sénégal (own proposal + African Group)

107. Sierra Leone (African Group)

108. Singapore (ASEAN)

109. Slovak Republic (transition: domestic support, market access + non-trade concerns)

110. Slovenia (transition: domestic support, market access + non-trade concerns)

111. South Africa (Cairns Group + African Group)

112. Sri Lanka (developing country grouping 1, 2, 3)

113. Suriname (Caricom)

114. Swaziland (own proposal + African Group)

115. Switzerland (own proposal + non-trade concerns)

116. Tanzania (African Group)

117. Thailand (Cairns Group + ASEAN)

118. Trinidad and Tobago (small island developing states + non-trade concerns)

119. Togo (African Group)

120. Tunisia (African Group)

121. Turkey

122. Uganda (developing country grouping 1, 2, 3 + African Group)

123. United States

124. Uruguay (Cairns Group+MERCOSUR)

125. Zambia (African Group)

126. Zimbabwe (developing country grouping 1, 2, 3 + African Group)

 

     

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