Agriculture and the WTO: Creating a Trading System for Development / Edition 1

Agriculture and the WTO: Creating a Trading System for Development / Edition 1

by John D. Nash, John D. Nash, Kevin M. Cleaver
     
 

ISBN-10: 082135485X

ISBN-13: 9780821354858

Pub. Date: 08/28/2004

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Developing countries have a major stake in the outcome of trade negotiations conducted under the auspices of the World Trade Organization (WTO). Agriculture and the WTO: Creating a Trading System for Development explores the key issues and options in agricultural trade liberalization from the perspective of these developing countries. Leading experts in trade and

Overview

Developing countries have a major stake in the outcome of trade negotiations conducted under the auspices of the World Trade Organization (WTO). Agriculture and the WTO: Creating a Trading System for Development explores the key issues and options in agricultural trade liberalization from the perspective of these developing countries. Leading experts in trade and agriculture from both developed and developing countries provide key research findings and policy analyses on a range of issues that includes market access, domestic support, export competition, quota administration methods, food security, biotechnology, intellectual property rights, and agricultural trade under the Uruguay Round Agreement on Agriculture.

Material is covered in summary and in comprehensive detail with supporting data, a substantial bibliography, and listings of online resources. This book will be of interest to policymakers and analysts in the fields of development economics and commodities pricing and trade.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780821354858
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
08/28/2004
Series:
Trade and Development Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
408
Product dimensions:
8.25(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.84(d)

Table of Contents

1.What's at Stake? Developing-Country Interests in the Doha Development Round1
2.Trade Agreements: Achievements and Issues Ahead23
3.Export Competition Policies43
4.Market Access: Economics and the Effects of Policy Instruments63
5.Quota Administration Methods: Economics and Effects with Trade Liberalization97
6.Domestic Support: Economics and Policy Instruments121
7.The Distributional Effects of Agricultural Policy Reforms151
8.The "Multifunctionality" of Agriculture and its Implications for Policy169
9.Food Security and Agricultural Trade Policy Reform181
10.Managing Potential Adverse Impacts of Agricultural Trade Liberalization195
11.The Sanitary and Phytosanitary Agreement, Food Safety Policies, and Product Attributes217
12.Agricultural Biotechnology: A Primer for Policymakers237
13.Global Intellectual Property Rights: A New Factor in Farming255
14.Rules and Options for Special and Differential Treatment271
15.Special Trade Arrangements to Improve Market Access293
Appendix A319
Appendix BThe Agreement on Agriculture351
Acronyms and Abbreviations369

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