Advanced Search
MyIDEAS: Login

National Administered Protection Agencies: Their Role In The Post-Uruguay Round World


Author Info

  • Meilke, Karl D.
  • Sarker, Rakhal


This paper reviews the role of national administered protection agencies, whose responsibility is the enforcement of national trade remedy laws. After reviewing four recent trade remedy cases we argue that the role of the national administered protection agencies should be changed. Given the additional responsibilities the WTO has assumed in administering the Agreement on Agriculture, the growth of regional integration agreements and the increasing use of anti-dumping and countervailing duty actions against fairly traded imports, we argue that all trade actions should be taken to the WTO for settlement. The role of the national administered protection agencies should be changed to make them agents for trade liberalization. This would involve them taking on three primary functions: 1) as transparency agents; 2) as investigatory agents; and 3) as advocacy agents.

Download Info

If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
File URL:
Download Restriction: no

Bibliographic Info

Paper provided by International Agricultural Trade Research Consortium in its series Working Papers with number 51212.

as in new window
Date of creation: 1996
Date of revision:
Handle: RePEc:ags:iatrwp:51212

Contact details of provider:
Web page:
More information through EDIRC

Related research

Keywords: International Relations/Trade;

Other versions of this item:


References listed on IDEAS
Please report citation or reference errors to , or , if you are the registered author of the cited work, log in to your RePEc Author Service profile, click on "citations" and make appropriate adjustments.:
as in new window
  1. John Spriggs, 1991. "Towards an International Transparency Institution: Australian Style," The World Economy, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 14(2), pages 165-180, 06.
  2. Karl D. Meilke & GianCarlo Moschini, 1992. "Chronicle of Canadian Hog Stabilization Programs and U.S. Countervailing Duties on Hogs and Pork, A," Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) Publications 91-gatt5, Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) at Iowa State University.
  3. Jeffrey J. Schott, 1994. "Uruguay Round: An Assessment," Peterson Institute Press: All Books, Peterson Institute for International Economics, number 64.
  4. Jabara, Cathy L., 1995. "U.S. International Trade Commission Decisions Affecting Agricultural Products," 1995: Understanding Technical Barriers to Agricultural Trade Conference, December 1995, Tucson, Arizona 50713, International Agricultural Trade Research Consortium.
  5. Moschini, GianCarlo & Meilke, Karl D., 1992. "Production Subsidy and Countervailing Duties in Vertically Related Markets: The Hog-Pork Case Between Canada and the United States," Staff General Research Papers 572, Iowa State University, Department of Economics.
  6. David Orden, 1994. "Agricultural Interest Groups and the North American Free Trade Agreement," NBER Working Papers 4790, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  7. Karl D. Meilke, 1991. "Methods of Measuring Net Benefits for Agriculture," Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics/Revue canadienne d'agroeconomie, Canadian Agricultural Economics Society/Societe canadienne d'agroeconomie, vol. 39(4), pages 823-834, December.
  8. Sims, Christopher A, 1980. "Macroeconomics and Reality," Econometrica, Econometric Society, vol. 48(1), pages 1-48, January.
  9. Robert Baldwin & Jeffrey Steagall, 1994. "An analysis of ITC decisions in antidumping, countervailing duty and safeguard cases," Review of World Economics (Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv), Springer, vol. 130(2), pages 290-308, June.
  10. Paul Krugman, 1992. "Does the New Trade Theory Require a New Trade Policy?," The World Economy, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 15(4), pages 423-442, 07.
  11. Meilke, Karl D. & Scally, M., 1988. "Trade In Vertically Related Markets: The Case Of Hogs And Pork," Working Papers 123568, University of Guelph, Department of Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics.
Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS)


Citations are extracted by the CitEc Project, subscribe to its RSS feed for this item.
as in new window

Cited by:
  1. Meilke, Karl D. & McClatchy, Don & Gorter, Harry de, 1996. "Challenges in quantitative economic analysis in support of multilateral trade negotiations," Agricultural Economics, Blackwell, vol. 14(3), pages 185-200, August.
  2. Jabara, Cathy L., 1995. "U.S. International Trade Commission Decisions Affecting Agricultural Products," 1995: Understanding Technical Barriers to Agricultural Trade Conference, December 1995, Tucson, Arizona 50713, International Agricultural Trade Research Consortium.
  3. Meilke, Karl D., 1997. "Discussion: Agricultural Policies, Trade Agreements And Dispute Settlement," Harmonization\Convergence\Compatibility in Agriculture and Agri-Food Policy: Canada, United States and Mexico; Proceedings of the 3rd Ag... 1997 16905, Farm Foundation, Agricultural and Food Policy Systems Information Workshops.


This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.


Access and download statistics


When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:ags:iatrwp:51212. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (AgEcon Search).

If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.