Accession Number:

ADA270235

Title:

Agricultural Trade: Determining Government Support Under the U.S.-Canada Free Trade Agreement

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC RESOURCES COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

23.0

Abstract:

The formula used in the Free Trade Agreement does not directly measure trade distortion caused by government subsides rather, it measures the percentage of producer income that results from government support. It expresses the level of government support as a ratio of government agriculture subsides to producer income. Therefore, this method has limited ability to directly measure trade distortion caused by government support. Despite this limitation, it is valuable for trade negotiations because of its relative simplicity and acceptability among trading parties. In addition, it estimates the effects government subsides have on producer income, and the information used in the formula is relatively easy to obtain

Subject Categories:

  • Agricultural Economics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE