§ Lord Hylton
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether they will discuss the ending of subsidies for the agricultural exports of developed countries at the Davos inter-governmental meeting. [HL949]
§ The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Lord Whitty)
The issue of export subsidies on agricultural products was. taken up at Davos in the context of wider discussions on the Doha development agenda. The Doha agreement commits all members of the World Trade Organisation to negotiations aimed at reducing agricultural subsidies and protection, with a view to phasing out of all forms of export subsidies. The issue of agriculture was considered central to getting those negotiations back on track.