The U.S.'s Agricultural Negotiator to the WTO, Joe Glauber says the report shows the amber box domestic support level from 2002 to 2005 remained below our Uruguay Round commitment of $19.1 billion.
However; in five of the past eight years the
"That's one reason we believe that even the upper end of the range provides an effective cut in domestic support," Glauber says.
Since the Falconer text was released in July, Glauber says negotiators have met to discuss the three pillars in agriculture: domestic support, export competition and market access. He says in the next few weeks the Chair of the Negotiating Committee hopes to flesh out additional aspects of the agreement.