Decoupling EU farm support: Does the new single payment scheme fit within the green box?
Swinbank, A. and Tranter, R. (2005) Decoupling EU farm support: Does the new single payment scheme fit within the green box? The Estey Centre Journal of International Law and Trade Policy, 6 (1). pp. 47-61.
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Recent reform of the EUÃ‚Â’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) has led to a further decoupling of farm support. The EU believes that the new Single Payment Scheme, which replaces the former system of area and headage payments to farmers, tied to production, will qualify for green-box status in the WTO. We examine this contention, particularly in light of the recent WTO panel report on upland cotton.