Export Assistance and Agricultural Trade Reform


Export assistance has been a long standing issue of concern for many countries engaged in global agricultural trade. Direct export subsidies and assistance through concessional export financing support can have substantial trade distorting effects. Recipients of the assistance gain an unfair competitive advantage that penalise other export suppliers and producers in import markets.


National Rural Issues

Research Organisation

D. N. Harris & Associates

Objective Summary

An economic evaluation of the export subsidy and concessionary credit programs would be a timely and useful contribution to Australia’s negotiation efforts in the Doha round. A report that summarises the evidence and distils the key implications would also support DFAT advocacy efforts in international forums.

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Project Start Date

Monday, September 30, 2013

Project Completion Date

Friday, March 13, 2015

Journal Articles From Project

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National Priority

Frontier technologies for building and transforming Australian industries

National Priority

Adoption of R&D

National Priority

NRI-National Rural Issues


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Export Assistance and Agricultural Trade Reform