The Doha Round Negotiations and EU's Common Agricultural Policy

15 Pages Posted: 21 Feb 2017 Last revised: 10 Dec 2017

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Vasil Gechev

University of National and World Economy, Bulgaria

Date Written: February 21, 2017

Abstract

The Doha Round, launched in 2001, is the longest going (still unfinished) Round of negotiations in the history of the World Trade Organization and its predecessor GATT. The main roadblock to Doha’s successful completion is disagreement on agricultural issues – the Special Safeguard Mechanism, market access and domestic support. This paper analyzes the key factors underpinning the positions of developing and developed countries, with a focus on the role of the European Union’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and some of EU’s preferential trade arrangements.

Keywords: World Trade Organization, Doha Round of Negotiations, Doha Development Agenda, Agriculture, Common Agricultural Policy of the European Union

JEL Classification: F13, O13, O19, Q17, Q18

Suggested Citation

Gechev, Vasil, The Doha Round Negotiations and EU's Common Agricultural Policy (February 21, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2921185 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2921185

Vasil Gechev (Contact Author)

University of National and World Economy, Bulgaria ( email )

Sofia, 1700
Bulgaria

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