Can the World Trade Organization Ensure that International Food Aid is Genuine?

Heri, Simone; Häberli, Christian (2011). Can the World Trade Organization Ensure that International Food Aid is Genuine? Developing World Review on Trade and Competition, 1(1), pp. 1-41. Gujarat National Law University

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The Doha Round negotiation mandate proposes to minimise trade distortions and commercial displacement under the cover of international food aid, without preventing genuine food aid from reaching people in need. This paper presents problematic aspects of food aid for trade and competition, an overview of the international governance of food aid, and the present rules on food aid embodied in Article 10.4 of the WTO Agreement on Agriculture. The latest available Draft Modalities for Agriculture (December 2008) are seen as an only halfway successful implementation of the Doha mandate. A new text with better targeted disciplines and a political food aid commitment as part of the Doha Round Final Act are proposed in the conclusions.

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Journal Article (Original Article)


02 Faculty of Law > Department of Economic Law > NCCR International Trade Regulation

UniBE Contributor:

Heri, Simone, Häberli, Christian Martin


300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 340 Law
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 380 Commerce, communications & transportation


Gujarat National Law University




Christian Häberli

Date Deposited:

09 Sep 2014 13:35

Last Modified:

05 Dec 2022 14:36

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Food Aid, Doha Round, World Trade Organization, Food Aid Convention




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