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Doha Round of the World Trade Organization and Agricultural Markets Liberalization: Impacts on Developing Economies, The

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  • Fabiosa, Jacinto F.
  • Beghin, John C.
  • DeCara, Stephane
  • Elobeid, Amani
  • Fang, Cheng
  • Isik, Murat
  • Matthey, Holger
  • Saak, Alexander

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We investigate the impacts of multilateral removal of all border taxes and farm programs and their distortions on developing economies, using a world agriculture partial equilibrium model. We quantify changes in prices, trade flows, and production locations. Border measures and farm programs both affect world trade, but trade barriers have the largest impact. Following removal, trade expansion is substantial for most commodities, especially dairy, meats, and vegetable oils. Net agricultural and food exporters emerge with expanded exports; net importing countries with limited distortions before liberalization are penalized by higher world prices and reduced imports. We draw implications for current World Trade Organization negotiations.

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Paper provided by Iowa State University, Department of Economics in its series Staff General Research Papers with number 10056.

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Date of creation: 06 Nov 2002
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Publication status: Published in Review of Agricultural Economics, September 2005, vol. 27 no. 3, pp. 317-335
Handle: RePEc:isu:genres:10056

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  1. Revoredo-Giha, Cesar & Philippidis, George & Toma, Luiza & Renwick, Alan W., 2011. "An Analysis of the Potential Impact of the Elimination of EU Export Refunds for Developing Countries," 2011 International Congress, August 30-September 2, 2011, Zurich, Switzerland 114802, European Association of Agricultural Economists.
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  3. Ghazalian, Pascal & Tamini, Lota & Larue, Bruno & Gervais, Jean-Philippe, 2007. "A Gravity approach to evaluate the significance of trade liberalization in vertically-related goods in the presence of non-tariff barriers," MPRA Paper 2744, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  4. John C. Beghin & Ataman Aksoy, 2003. "Agricultural Trade and the Doha Round: Lessons from Commodity Studies," Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) Publications 03-bp42, Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) at Iowa State University.
  5. Leudjou, Roland R., 2012. "The Doha Round and Food Security in the Dairy Sector in Cameroon: A Global Simulation Model (GSIM) Approach," Estey Centre Journal of International Law and Trade Policy, Estey Centre for Law and Economics in International Trade, vol. 13(1).
  6. Yu, Tun-Hsiang (Edward) & Tokgoz, Simla & Wailes, Eric J. & Chavez, Eddie C., 2009. "A Quantitative Analysis of Trade Policy Responses to High Agricultural Commodity Prices," 2009 Conference, August 16-22, 2009, Beijing, China 51805, International Association of Agricultural Economists.

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