G-33 Proposed Permanent Solution On Public Stockholding For Food Security Purposes

The following non‑paper, submitted by Indonesia on behalf of the G‑33 is being circulated for consideration by Members.

  1. We recall the Decision entitled "Public stockholding for Food Security Purposes" of the 9th Ministerial Conference (MC) at Bali in December 2013 as reflected in the document WT/MIN(13)/38, WT/L/913.
  2. Special attention is invited to paragraphs 8-10 of the above Decision. The same are reproduced below:

"8. Members agree to establish a work programme to be undertaken in the Committee on Agriculture to pursue this issue with the aim of making recommendations for a permanent solution. This work programme shall take into account Members' existing and future submissions.

9. In the context of the broader post-Bali agenda, Members commit to the work programme mentioned in the previous paragraph with the aim of concluding it no later than the 11th Ministerial Conference.

10. The General Council shall report to the 10th Ministerial Conference for an evaluation of the operation of this Decision, particularly on the progress made on the work programme."

  1. Members may recall that the G‑33 had submitted a proposal (JOB/AG/22 dated 30 November 2012) to deal with some specific concerns on food security in developing countries. The proposal involved amendments to Annex 2 of the Agreement on Agriculture on the basis of the following three elements:
    1. To add new sub-paragraph (h) to the existing Paragraph 2 of Annex 2 of the Agreement on Agriculture with a view to include certain policies and services designed to promote rural development and poverty alleviation adopted in developing countries.[1]
    2. To modify the existing footnote 5 of Annex 2 of the Agreement on Agriculture so as to provide that acquisition of stocks of foodstuffs by developing country Members with objective of supporting low-income or resource-poor producers shall not be required to be accounted for in the AMS.
    3. To modify the existing footnote 5 and 6 of Annex 2 of the Agreement on Agriculture with a view to reinforce and supplement the proposed modification to footnote 5 and also strengthen the existing footnote 5 and 6 further so as also to cover the programmes designed to lowering prices to more reasonable levels.
    4. Finally, the G‑33 reiterates its proposal under items (ii) and (iii) above of JOB/AG/22 dated 30 November 2012, and requests other Members to make submissions, if they so desire, to facilitate discussions on these issues. The Group also urges the Members to start early on the work programme with the aim of arriving at a "permanent solution" no later than the 11th WTO Ministerial Conference.

[1] This element was agreed and adopted by the 9th Ministerial Conference in Bali as reflected in the document WT/MIN(13)/37, WT/L/912.

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