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The Paradox of the Nairobi Ministerial Decision on Export Competition: Lessons for the Future

The Nairobi Ministerial Decision on Export Competition was lauded as WTO s most significant outcome on agriculture negotiations. However, despite the Decision s requirement that WTO developed country Members immediately eliminate their export subsidies, only Australia has revised its schedule of commitments, scrapping all its export subsidy entitlements. This article therefore analyses the relationship of the Nairobi Decision with the existing obligations under the WTO Agreement on Agriculture; the legal value of the Decision; the challenges in identifying the nature of the Decision; and, whether and how it could have been drafted in a better way to facilitate its implementation.

  • Content Type Journal Article
  • Part of Volume 13, Issue 2
  • Authors
    • Dennis Muhambe, Legal advisor in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kenya. Formerly Junior Counsel in the Secondment Program for Trade Lawyers at the Advisory Centre on WTO (September 2016–June 2017)
  • Journal Global Trade and Customs Journal
  • Online ISSN 1569-755X
  • Print ISSN 1569-755X

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