Agricultural Tariff Rate Quotas as a Developement Instrument
AbstractThis paper discusses tariff rate quotas (TRQs) as a way of enhancing market access for developing country agricultural exports. Using the EU as a case study, it examines the extent to which developing countries have been able to make use of existing TRQs to gain access to the EU market. Many countries have proposed that TRQs should be increased within the framework of current negotiations on further agricultural trade liberalisation. Some countries have also proposed that TRQs might be administered preferentially to favour some or all developing countries. The economic and legal issues arising from an increase in TRQs are evaluated. It is concluded that MFN tariff reductions should be the principal market access objective of developing countries in the negotiations.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by CEPII research center in its journal Economie Internationale.
Volume (Year): (2001)
Issue (Month): 87 ()
Tariff Rate Quotas; WTO Agricultural Negotiations; Special and Differential Treatment;
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- O19 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - International Linkages to Development; Role of International Organizations
- Q17 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Agriculture in International Trade
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