Developing Countries' Position in WTO Agricultural Trade Negotiations

16 Pages Posted: 14 Nov 2002

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Alan Matthews

Trinity College (Dublin) - Department of Economics

Abstract

Four themes in the developing countries' position are highlighted. (i) They are seeking meaningful improvements in market access for their agricultural exports. (ii) They have highlighted the asymmetry of current WTO obligations under the Uruguay Round Agreement on Agriculture, and are seeking greater equality of outcomes in the new round. (iii) Meaningful concessions on special and differential treatment will be necessary to satisfy the interests of both exporters and importers, especially on the scope to be allowed for tariff protection to domestic food production. (iv) Innovative and reliable guarantees will need to be provided to the least developed food importers to protect them against the risk of world price volatility.

Suggested Citation

Matthews, Alan, Developing Countries' Position in WTO Agricultural Trade Negotiations. Development Policy Review, Vol. 20, pp. 75-90, 2002, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=308974

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