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AMIS webinar: Tracking export restrictions and sanctions

13 Apr 2022

Since its inception in 2011, the Agricultural Market Information System (AMIS) has advocated against any policy measures that might threaten food security, including any restriction on the export of agricultural commodities. The overall surge in agricultural commodity prices observed over the last year, coupled with uncertainties arising from the Russia-Ukraine conflict, have revived the threat of export restrictions, and the negative consequences these may have on agricultural markets.

At its 11th meeting in March 2022, the AMIS Rapid Response Forum voiced the need to refrain from implementing such measures and undertook actions to disseminate information on the negative impact they could have on international trade. Building on its mandate to “improve agricultural market information” and to “promote dialogue and responses, and international policy coordination”, AMIS organized a webinar on Tracking Export Restrictions and Sanctions.

Moderated by AMIS interim Secretary, Joe Glauber, the webinar gathered presenters from public institutions as well as private actors. These include the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the World Trade Organization (WTO), the International Grains Council (IGC), the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and the Peterson Institute for International Economics.

For any questions, kindly contact: AMIS Secretariat ([email protected]).

Joe Glauber, Senior Research Fellow at IFPRI and AMIS Secretary ad interim

Annelies Deuss, Policy Analyst, OECD
Majda Petschen, Counsellor, WTO
Miriam Morath, Economist, IGC
David Laborde, Senior Research Fellow, IFPRI
Chad Bown, Peterson Institute of International Economics