GuideTo Foreign Crop Subsidies and Tariffs

CERIStaff Report

CERI-SR07-01

February2007

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

This study attempts to summarize information on farm policies being usedfor seven major crops–corn, cotton, rice, sorghum, soybeans, sugar, andwheat–by a group of 21 countries representing both developing anddeveloped nations. Overall, the study concludes that agriculture has a specialstatus in both developed and developing countries with a wide variety ofsubsidy and protection instruments in place. 

Specifically, we find that: