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The Uruguay Round and Net Food Importers

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  • Uwe Eiteljörge
  • Clinton R. Shiells
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    This paper attempts to assess the incremental external financing requirements occasioned by changes in world food prices, due to implementation of the Uruguay Round Agreement on Agriculture, for a sample of 57 developing countries. Based on estimates of changes in food prices due to the Round obtained in previous studies, and on detailed data on food trade by country and commodity, the present study shows that the increase in net food import costs are likely to be smaller than 4 percent of net food imports over a period of six years for the countries considered, although for some of the larger trading nations the effect may exceed US$10 million.

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    Paper provided by International Monetary Fund in its series IMF Working Papers with number 95/143.

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    Length: 43
    Date of creation: 01 Dec 1995
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    Handle: RePEc:imf:imfwpa:95/143

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    Cited by:
    1. Jussi LANKOSKI, 1997. "Environmental Effects Of Agricultural Trade Liberalization And Domestic Agricultural Policy Reforms," UNCTAD Discussion Papers, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development 126, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development.

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