This RIRDC report is about concerns with the administration of agricultural tariff quotas (TQs). Market access concessions through TQs are an important feature of the global trading environment for meat, dairy and sugar products. A range of major importing markets have substantial barriers to trade from high tariffs and TQs provide the only viable means of market entry.
The study was aimed at trade policy advisers and TQ administrators in both developed and developing economies. Results and recommendations for reform apply equally to importer managed TQs and the bilateral concessions managed by export suppliers.