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Agricultural Policies in Non-OECD Countries 2007

Monitoring and Evaluation

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The agricultural sector and related support policies of many OECD trading partners are changing rapidly. This report monitors agricultural policy developments in Brazil, Bulgaria, China, India, Romania, Russia, South Africa and Ukraine following the same approach applied to OECD countries, providing a common benchmark for evaluating reforms and for facilitating international dialogue.  A comprehensive statistical annex containing a wide range of contextual information for these countries is also included.  This book includes StatLinks, URLs under tables and graphs linking to Excel® spreadsheet files containing the underlying data.

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South Africa

Changes in South African agriculture in the past decade have been shaped by substantial reforms implemented from the mid 1990s: deregulation of the marketing of agricultural products, abolishing certain tax concessions favouring the sector and reductions in budgetary expenditure on the sector. The main development in trade policies was the replacement of direct controls over imports by tariffs, which were set below the bound rates of the URAA, and elimination of state controls over exports and of export subsidies. In 2005 and 2006, most policy developments were linked with the introduction of programmes providing support to new farmers emerging from land reforms.

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