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). (2) In accordance with the Mid-Term Review Agreement, which provides that direct or indirect public aid to promote agricultural and rural development is an integral part of developing country development programmes, investment subsidies generally available to agriculture in developing countries, and subsidies for agricultural inputs, which are generally available to low-income or low-income producers in developing countries, are exempt from commitments to reduce land-use aid on the national territory that would otherwise apply to such measures, as well as national aid to producers in developing countries, which are in place to diversify resources in developing countries. National aid meeting the criteria set out in this paragraph should not be taken into account in the calculation of the current AMS of the total number of Member States. The agricultural negotiations under the Uruguay Round were not easy, as the broad scope of the negotiations and their political sensitivity inevitably took a long time to reach agreement on the new rules and it took a great deal of technical work to create solid means to formalize commitments in policy areas beyond the scope of previous GATT practice. The agreement on agriculture and the agreement on the application of health and plant health measures were negotiated in parallel and a decision on the possible negative impacts of the reform programme on the least developed developing countries and net food-importing developing countries was also part of the overall outcome. The reform of the 2003 CAP, which decoupled most of the existing direct aid, and the sectoral reforms that followed led to the deferral of most aid under the amber box and the blue box to the green box (61.6 billion euros in 2016/2017, see table below). Aid under the «amber box» (AMS) has fallen sharply, from EUR 81 billion at the beginning of the period of the agreement to EUR 6.9 billion between 2016 and 2017, even with successive waves of expansion. The European Union thus largely respects the commitments made in Marrakech (72.38 billion euros per year) for the AMS. In addition, the «blue box» reached 4.6 billion euros during the same notification period. 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, (a) the import volume of this product entering the customs territory of the member granting the concession in a year is greater than a trigger relating to the possibility of market access provided for in paragraph 4; or, but not at the same time: (ii) with respect to assistance granted in one year of the implementation period and beyond, calculated in accordance with Schedule 3 of this agreement and taking into account the data elements and methods used in the tables of support material included by reference to Part IV of the member`s calendar; 4.