§ Lord Moynihan
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether they will support provisions in the proposed World Trade Organisation Agreement on Agriculture which give legal security so that trade law evolves in an environment characterised by predictable and stable levels of export earnings. [HL4215]
§ The Minister of State, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (Baroness Hayman)
The World Trade Organisation Agreement on Agriculture was agreed in 1994 as part of the Uruguay Round. Its provisions, are binding on all WTO members and, as with other WTO rules, any alleged breaches can be challenged under the terms of the WTO's Dispute Settlement Understanding.