Agriculture Interview Questions

 
1.
What is the Agreement on Agriculture?
2.
Does the WTO determine the customs tariffs on import of agricultural products?
3.
Rules for multilateral trade in agricultural products were already in place at the end of the Uruguay Round. What is the purpose of the agriculture negotiations under the Doha Round?
4.
Can we use non-tariff measures on imports of agricultural products?
5.
Was India required to cut its tariffs on agricultural products as a result of the Uruguay Round of agriculture negotiations?
6.
How are subsidies provided to farmers of any concern to the WTO?
7.
Are subsidies to farmers completely prohibited under the AoA?
8.
Did India have to reduce subsidies provided to its farmers as a consequence of the Uruguay Round negotiations?
9.
Are subsidies on exports of agricultural products permitted?
10.
What are modalities?
11.
Which are the main Coalition Groups in the Agriculture Negotiations? Is India a member of any coalition?
12.
How will agricultural tariffs be reduced in the Doha Round?
13.
Will tariffs on all agricultural products be cut as a result of the Doha Round negotiations?
14.
Will India continue to have adequate policy space to raise tariffs on agricultural products even after the Doha Round?
15.
How will India protect the interests of its poor and vulnerable farmers?
16.
Will the list of products to be designated as SPs be decided in the negotiations?
17.
Will developed countries be allowed to shield some of their agricultural products from full tariff cuts?
18.
Would developing countries also be required to provide tariff rate quota access to compensate for the lower cuts on their Sensitive Products?
19.
Did India use the special safeguard provisions available in the Agreement on Agriculture? Will developing countries have recourse to any emergency safeguard measures in the Doha Round?
20.
Will Members continue to have recourse to the Special Safeguard (SSG) after the Doha Round?
21.
Have solutions been found to the SSM issues that became contentious during the July mini-Ministerial meeting?
22.
Apart from caps on the overall trade-distorting support, are caps proposed on the support for individual products as well?
23.
Will the de minimis levels of support permissible also be reduced in this Round? Will this lead to India having to reduce any of its subsidies for its farmers?
24.
What about disciplines on the non trade distorting or Green Box support measures?
25.
What is the Agreement on Agriculture?
26.
Does the WTO determine the customs tariffs on import of agricultural products?
27.
Rules for multilateral trade in agricultural products were already in place at the end of the Uruguay Round. What is the purpose of the agriculture negotiations under the Doha Round?
28.
Can we use non-tariff measures on imports of agricultural products?
29.
Was India required to cut its tariffs on agricultural products as a result of the Uruguay Round of agriculture negotiations?
30.
How are subsidies provided to farmers of any concern to the WTO?
31.
Are subsidies to farmers completely prohibited under the AoA?
32.
Did India have to reduce subsidies provided to its farmers as a consequence of the Uruguay Round negotiations?
33.
Are subsidies on exports of agricultural products permitted?
34.
What are modalities?
35.
Which are the main Coalition Groups in the Agriculture Negotiations? Is India a member of any coalition?
36.
How will agricultural tariffs be reduced in the Doha Round?
37.
Will tariffs on all agricultural products be cut as a result of the Doha Round negotiations?
38.
Will India continue to have adequate policy space to raise tariffs on agricultural products even after the Doha Round?
39.
How will India protect the interests of its poor and vulnerable farmers?
40.
Will the list of products to be designated as SPs be decided in the negotiations?
41.
Will developed countries be allowed to shield some of their agricultural products from full tariff cuts?
42.
Would developing countries also be required to provide tariff rate quota access to compensate for the lower cuts on their Sensitive Products?
43.
Did India use the special safeguard provisions available in the Agreement on Agriculture? Will developing countries have recourse to any emergency safeguard measures in the Doha Round?
44.
Will Members continue to have recourse to the Special Safeguard (SSG) after the Doha Round?
45.
Have solutions been found to the SSM issues that became contentious during the July mini-Ministerial meeting?
46.
Apart from caps on the overall trade-distorting support, are caps proposed on the support for individual products as well?
47.
Will the de minimis levels of support permissible also be reduced in this Round? Will this lead to India having to reduce any of its subsidies for its farmers?
48.
What about disciplines on the non trade distorting or Green Box support measures?