A New Template for Notifying Subsidies to the WTO

By Ronald Steenblik, Juan Simón on April 21, 2010
The GSI's proposed template for WTO subsidy notifications is designed to address some of the problems inherent in the notification format that contribute to poor compliance. For example, under the current format, it is not clear whether the absence of subsidies is because they do not exist, or because the WTO member has neglected to notify them. The GSI template, in contrast, requires explicit reporting of the absence of subsidies to specific sectors or products.

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