Domestic support regimes for agriculture are governed by the agriculture agreement, which came into force in 1995 and was negotiated during the Uruguay Round (1986-1994). The long-term goal of the AoA is to establish a fair and market-oriented agricultural trading system and to initiate a reform process through negotiations on promised commitments and safeguards and by defining more effective and operationally effective rules and disciplines. Agriculture is therefore special, because the sector has its own agreement, the provisions of which are given priority. Noting that commitments made under the reform programme should be made fairly by all MEPs, taking into account non-trade issues, including food security and the need to protect the environment; Recalling the agreement that the special and differentiated treatment of developing countries is an integral part of the negotiations and taking into account the negative effects that the implementation of the reform programme could have on the least developed developing countries and net food-importing developing countries, 13 See z.B. E Terezono and C Weaver, `Fears Grow over Russian Grainn Exports`, Financial Times, 25 July 2012; and an Anishchuk, `Russia Farm Minister Rules out Grain Export Ban`, Reuters, August 17, 2012, called on May 7, 2013. In the case of the United States, see z.B S Nelson, Forecasts Show U.S. Drought Getting Worse, Reuters, July 16, 2012, , accessible May 7, 2013; and it should be noted that a website has been created only to help farmers suffering from drought: . Check out all the quotes from Google Scholar for this article. The obligation to meet specific mandatory commitments in each of the following areas: market access; Domestic assistance Export competition and reach agreement on health and plant health issues; These agreements provide some flexibility in implementation by developing countries as well as for WTO members (special and differentiated treatment) and least developed countries (LDCs) and net food-importing developing countries (special provisions). 62 European Communities – Customs classification of certain computer equipment (5 June 1998) WT/DS62/AB/R WT/DS67/AB and WT/DS68/AB/R, para.
84 (repeatedly in the context of agricultural trade in Canada- Dairy import and export measures (October 13, 1999) WT/DS103/AB/R and WT/DS113/AB/R, point 131).