AGRICULTURE: WORK IN THE WTO

Chairs’ texts, summary reports and proposals

The agriculture negotiations take place in special sessions of the Agriculture Committee. This page summarizes Chairperson’s drafts, documents, and reports since the agriculture talks began in early 2000.

See also:

Sanitary and phytosanitary measures
i.e. food safety and animal-plant health

Standards and Trade Development Facility
Helping developing countries meet food and health standards

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  • Summary reports (minutes) of Special Sessions (i.e. negotiations) of the Agriculture Committee (Document code G/AG/NG/R* or TN/AG/R*)   > search
  • Chairperson’s reports to the Trade Negotiations Committee or to the General Council (Document code G/AG/NG/R* or TN/AG/R*)   > search

Agriculture negotiations documents up to March 2002 (Phases 1 and  2) use the code G/AG/NG/* (where * takes additional values). After that they come under the Doha agenda’s trade negotiations mandate, and use TN/AG/*.

  • Proposals (Document code G/AG/NG* or TN/AG* and keyword “negotiation”, “submission” and “proposal”)   > search
  • Informal submissions (Document code JOB/AG/*, often restricted documents)   > search
  • Secretariat background papers (Document code G/AG/NG/S/* or TN/AG/S/*)   > search
    > See also: Secretariat background papers, detailed list
  • Working documents (Document code G/AG/NG/W/* or TN/AG/W/*)    > search
  • Statements (Document code G/AG/NG* or TN/AG* and keyword “statement*”)    > search

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