As part of the World Trade Organisation negotiations for the current Doha Development Round, a Framework Agreement was reached in August of last year. Under this Framework agreement, all WTO members agreed that Green Box criteria should be
"reviewed and clarified with a view to ensuring that Green Box measures have no, or at most minimal, trade-distorting effects or effects on production. Such a review and clarification will need to ensure that the basic concepts, principles and effectiveness of the Green Box remain and take due account of non-trade concerns."
The UK Government fully supports a review on this basis.