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Groundnut trade liberalization: Could the South help the south?

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  • Beghin, John
  • Diop, Ndiame
  • Matthey, Holger

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This paper analyzes policies affecting global groundnut-products markets. The new US groundnut policy is now a minor source of distortion in world markets where India and China stand out as the major distorters. We analyze and quantify the effects of groundnut-products trade liberalization on consumer welfare and producer income. Our analysis shows that African exporters would gain significantly from reductions in protection and subsidies in India, and to a lesser extent, China, although Chinaï¾’s exports of food-quality groundnuts would expand dramatically. Net-importing OECD countries would suffer from higher world prices. The paper draws direct implications for the Doha trade negotiations.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal World Development.

Volume (Year): 34 (2006)
Issue (Month): 6 (June)
Pages: 1016-1036

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Handle: RePEc:eee:wdevel:v:34:y:2006:i:6:p:1016-1036

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  1. John C. Beghin & Jean-Christophe Bureau & Sophie Drogué, 2003. "Calibration of Incomplete Demand Systems in Quantitative Analysis, The," Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) Publications 03-wp324, Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) at Iowa State University.
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