Rome : Trade and Markets Division, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 2011.
Book — xvii, 219 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm
1. Import surges : theoretical and legal framework. Introduction
Identification of import surges
Potential sources of import surges
Consequences of import surges
Approach and methodology for the analysis import surges
2. Import surges in developing countries : evidence and insights from case studies. Presentation of case studies
Identifying import surges and their causes in developing countries
Consequences and implications of import surges in developing countries
Responses to import surges in developing countries
Conclusions and implications
3. Selected import surge papers from the FAP country case studies.
The potentially adverse effects of import surges on domestic markets and the agricultural sector, particularly in developing countries, have received enough attention to prompt the concepts of safeguards to protect against any ""injurious"" import surge. This book has two objectives. The first is to examine the theoretical and legal frameworks of an import surge, based on reviews of the definition and identification of an import surge, and its potential and likely effects. The second is to synthesise the findings of FAO country case studies, including implications for ways to deal with import surges and especially to provide informed guidance to policy-makers to respond to the surge's consequences. (source: Nielsen Book Data)