v. 1. Key issues for a pro-development outcome of the Doha Round negotiations
v. 2. Quantifying the impact of multilateral trade reform.
Developing countries have much greater leverage in the Doha Round negotiations, due at least in part to their large and growing share of world trade. Nonetheless, it remains to be seen whether this influence will be translated into a final agreement that is truly more development-friendly. This volume takes up select issues of importance to developing countries, including the implications of the concept of the "multifunctionality" of agriculture, the impact on market access of sanitary and phytosanitary regulations, the role of special and differential treatment for developing countries in the negotiations, and what lessons can be learned from previous trade reform experiences. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
This second volume of the two-volume set presents several different approaches to modeling the effects of the outcome of the Doha negotiations, and investigates why these (and other) modeling efforts produce such divergent results. By comparing and contrasting these approaches, it helps readers develop a clearer understanding of the mechanics and implications of modeling techniques, and also guides them in interpreting the relevance and accuracy of the plethora of news reports on different models. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Washington, DC : World Bank ; [New York?] : Oxford University Press, c2004.
Book — xvii, 387 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
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. (source: Nielsen Book Data)