Agriculture and the New Trade Agenda: Creating a Global Trading Environment for Development

Agriculture and the New Trade Agenda: Creating a Global Trading Environment for Development

by Merlinda D. Ingco, L. Alan Winters
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521054494

ISBN-13: 9780521054492

Pub. Date: 02/28/2008

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This collection of essays provides the definitive survey of the importance of agricultural reform to the future of the world's trading system. There is growing consensus concerning the need to reduce the level of subsidies in agriculture and to open up the markets of the developed world more to the farmers of the developing world. However, while non-governmental…  See more details below

Overview

This collection of essays provides the definitive survey of the importance of agricultural reform to the future of the world's trading system. There is growing consensus concerning the need to reduce the level of subsidies in agriculture and to open up the markets of the developed world more to the farmers of the developing world. However, while non-governmental organizations such as Oxfam may agree on this point with free trade economists, governments in Europe and the U.S. seem reluctant to give up their protectionist habits.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521054492
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2008
Pages:
536
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures, tables, and boxes
List of contributors
Preface
List of abbreviations
1Introduction1
2Agriculture and the trade neotiations: a synopsis16
3The Uruguay Round Agreement on Agriculture in practice: how open are the OECD markets?37
4How developing countries are implementing tariff-rate quotas74
5A review of the operation of the Agreement on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures101
6Agriculture, developing countries, and the Doha Development Agenda113
7Where the interests of developing countries converge and diverge136
8Market access, export subsidies, and domestic support developing new rules151
9Options for enhancing market access in a new round176
10Liberalizing tariff-rate quotas: quantifying the effects of enhancing market access194
11The global and regional effects of liberalizing agriculture and other trade in the new round221
12Modeling the effects on agriculture of protection in developing countries245
13Liberalizing sugar: the taste test of the WTO290
14Bananas: a policy overripe for change311
15Sanitary and phytosanitary barriers to agricultural trade: progress, prospects, and implications for developing countries329
16How developing countries view the impact of sanitary and phytosanitary measures on agricultural exports359
17State trading in agricultural trade: options and prospects for new rules376
18Environmental considerations in agricultural negotiations in the new WTO round386
19Intellectual property rights and agriculture401
20Genetically modified foods, trade, and developing countries429
21Multifunctionality and optimal environmental policies for agriculture in an open economy458
Author index484
Subjet index488

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