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Abstinence and the Single Desk: Canada – US Wheat Trade Relations in a post-CWB World

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  • Rude, James

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The elimination of the single-desk monopsony/monopoly granted to the Canadian Wheat Board for western Canadian milling wheat acquisitions and sales will have ramifications for Canadian-U.S. trade relations. This article speculates on the volume of future north/south wheat trade flows. Given this perspective on trade prospects, an examination of the history of Canada-U.S. wheat trade disputes is considered. Historical experience is then used to gauge the potential for future trade remedy actions. The prospects for future contingent protection measures – antidumping and countervailing duties – are then considered, and possible steps for policy makers, farmers, and agribusinesses are presented.

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Article provided by Estey Centre for Law and Economics in International Trade in its journal Estey Centre Journal of International Law and Trade Policy.

Volume (Year): 13 (2012)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
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Handle: RePEc:ags:ecjilt:129842

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Keywords: Canadian Wheat Board; contingent protection measures; antidumping; Canada-U.S. wheat trade; Agribusiness; Agricultural and Food Policy; Agricultural Finance; Crop Production/Industries; Farm Management; Industrial Organization; International Relations/Trade; Political Economy;

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  1. Richard Gray, 1997. "Third-Country Effects and Second-Best Grain Trade Policies: Export Subsidies and Bilateral Liberalization," American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, vol. 79(4), pages 1300-1310.
  2. James Rude & Jean-Philippe Gervais, 2009. "Biases in Calculating Dumping Margins: The Case of Cyclical Products," Review of Agricultural Economics, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, vol. 31(1), pages 122-142.
  3. Bruce A. Blonigen, 2002. "Evolving Discretionary Practices of U.S. Antidumping Activity," University of Oregon Economics Department Working Papers 2003-20, University of Oregon Economics Department, revised 01 Aug 2003.
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