The EU and the WTO Dispute Settlement Procedure as Applied to Agriculture

01-01-2000

This report examines the impact of the WTO dispute settlement system on the CAP. Other WTO Agreements (in particular the agreement on agriculture, the agreement on the application of sanitary and phytosanitary measures, and the agreement on technical barriers to trade) have more direct impact on the CAP. These agreements have set out the Community's main negotiated commitments in this sector. The dispute settlement procedure merely interprets and clarifies these commitments and their implementation.

This report examines the impact of the WTO dispute settlement system on the CAP. Other WTO Agreements (in particular the agreement on agriculture, the agreement on the application of sanitary and phytosanitary measures, and the agreement on technical barriers to trade) have more direct impact on the CAP. These agreements have set out the Community's main negotiated commitments in this sector. The dispute settlement procedure merely interprets and clarifies these commitments and their implementation.