trade-distorting support payments

Discussion in 'French-English Vocabulary / Vocabulaire Français-Anglais' started by Carole1981, Feb 29, 2008.

  1. Carole1981 Senior Member

    France, French

    I really can't translate this sentence (part of a list)
    - ....
    - trade-distorting support payments the government makes to xxx

    I have no proposal, sorry

    The context is international trade.

  2. Old Novice

    Old Novice Senior Member

    USA, English
    In this context, "support payments" are some form of subsidy, presumably to domestic producers of a good or service. They distort trade because they prevent the lowest-cost country from getting as much of the international business as it otherwise would.

    I'm not sure I can help much with the best way to convey this concept in French, however. :(
  3. catay Senior Member

    Canada anglais
    Perhaps something along the lines of:
    "des subventions qui altérent le commerce...."?
  4. archijacq Senior Member

    french France
    on parle généralement de :
    "subventions qui ont un effet de distorsion sur le commerce/sur les échanges"

    subventions gouvernementales à /au profit/ en faveur de, ayant un effet de distorsion sur...
  5. Carole1981 Senior Member

    France, French
    Je vous remercie.
  6. lazark New Member

    English and Quebec French
    I know this is an old topic, but in case someone is still looking for an answer, the expression used by the WTO in French is "effets de distorsion sur les échanges".
  7. Biguineur Senior Member


    My try : aides publiques à la compétitivité.

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