Trade Policy Briefs provide a succinct overview of key trade policy questions addressed in recent FAO studies with the view to broaden the understanding on such issues, especially in the context of the WTO negotiations on agriculture.
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This brief provides an overview of the potential of distributed ledger technologies to facilitate transactions in agricultural supply chains through enhanced traceability, efficiency, transparency and accountability.
With agriculture accounting for roughly 70 percent of employment and 30 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) in low-income countries, trade in agricultural products has the potential to significantly affect rural employment, incomes and poverty in these countries.
Summary of outcomes for agriculture and fisheries of the Eleventh World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial Conference (MC11), held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from 13 to 13 December 2017.
This brief discusses the application of voluntary sustainability standards in agriculture, fisheries and forestry trade.
A discussion on the growing importance of regional trade agreements (RTAs) and the trends in the treatment of agriculture in RTAs.
This brief discusses trade in fish and fishery products, in particular, trends in import and export, subsidies, tariff and non-tariff measures.
This brief explains and explores the rationale and options for strengthening disciplines on export restrictions.
This brief analyses the impact that non-tariff measures (NTMs) have on agri-food products and the disciplines on NTMs in the multilateral trading system.
This brief provides an overview of the evolution in bound and applied tariffs with a focus on tariff escalation.
Based on a joint FAO-WTO publication, this brief emphasizes the importance of applying international food safety standards, and the need for countries to invest in building their own capacity in this regard. This would allow trade to take place smoothly and without distortions.
This brief describes trends in agri-food trade globally and by country income group with a focus on trade patterns of low-income countries.
This brief discusses the major trends and prospects in agricultural production, consumption, trade and prices based on the OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2017-2026.