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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. 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, International Association of Agricultural Economists 51805, International Association of Agricultural Economists.
  2. Revoredo-Giha, Cesar & Philippidis, George & Toma, Luiza & Renwick, Alan W., 2010. "An Analysis of the Potential Impact of the Elimination of EU Export Refunds for Developing Countries," Working Papers 109417, Scotland's Rural College (formerly Scottish Agricultural College), Land Economy & Environment Research Group.
  3. John C. Beghin & Ataman Aksoy, 2003. "Agricultural Trade and the Doha Round: Lessons from Commodity Studies," Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) Publications 03-bp42, Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) at Iowa State University.
  4. 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.
  5. Elobeid, Amani & Tokgoz, Simla, 2008. "AJAE Appendix for “Removing Distortions in the U.S. Ethanol Market: What Does It Imply for the United States and Brazil?â€," American Journal of Agricultural Economics Appendices, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, vol. 90(4), November.
  6. 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, Estey Centre for Law and Economics in International Trade, vol. 13(1).

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