Export Promotion and the WTO: A Brief Guide

This study focuses on export promotion schemes that developing countries may use without violating international trade rules. It examines the rules themselves – the WTO Agreement on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures for industrial goods and the Agreement on Agriculture for agricultural products – and looks at schemes currently in place in the developing world.

Key words: Export promotion, subsidies, Agreement of Subsidies and Countervailing Measures, Agreement on Agriculture, World Trade Organization (WTO).