Agricultural Support Policies and Programs in Central America and Dominican Republic in Light of Trade Liberalization
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This analysis points to the need to rethink the structure of current agricultural support policies and programs in Central America and the Dominican Republic, given the heavy reliance on price supports and the steps to liberalize trade to be undertaken in accordance with the various trade agreements with the United States. The study undertakes the first systematic analysis of estimates of agricultural support policies and programs in Central America and the Dominican Republic, based on the standard OECD methodology for measuring agricultural supports. This analysis aims to enable policy makers to look forward in the implementation of transition policies and programs for the agricultural sector in light of trade liberalization.