Economic Research Report No. (ERR-279) 31 pp

January 2021

Agricultural Market Access Under Tariff-Rate Quotas

ERS surveys the first 20 years of World Trade Organization members’ tariff-rate quotas (TRQs) for agricultural products, providing data for an analysis of how TRQ market access for agricultural products has evolved from 1995 to 2015 and the extent to which TRQs are fulfilling their goal of increasing that access.

Errata: On February 8, 2021, table 2 was revised to correct the over-quota rate for U.S. sugar. No other tables of the report were affected by the error.

Keywords: agriculture, trade, World Trade Organization, WTO, tariffs, tariff-rate quotas, TRQs, TRQ administration

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