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The position of the developing countries in the WTO negotiations on agricultural trade liberalisation

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  • Alan Matthews

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This paper reviews the demands of developing countries in the new round of WTO agricultural negotiations which began in Geneva in March 2000 based on the submissions to the Special Session up to November 2000. Two issues of principle are identified. The first is the developing country demand for equality of outcomes in the negotiations, and not just equality of commitments. Because developed countries made the most use of agricultural support and protection in the past, developing countries argue that equal reduction commitments would still leave a very lop-sided playing-field in which the great bulk of support and protection would continue to be provided by the developed countries. The second issue concerns the role and content of special and differential treatment (SDT) in the current round. The paper notes the need for specific proposals under this heading, but warns that too much flexibility could encourage developing countries down a road which Europe has found leads to costly and poorly-targeted systems of support.

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Paper provided by Trinity College Dublin, Department of Economics in its series Trinity Economics Papers with number 20013.

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Date of creation: 2001
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  1. Beghin, John C. & Bureau, Jean-Christophe & Park, Sung Joon, 2003. "Food Security and Agricultural Protection in South Korea," Staff General Research Papers 2006, Iowa State University, Department of Economics.
  2. Laroche Dupraz, Catherine & Postolle, Angele, 2011. "Food Sovereignty and Agricultural Trade Policy Commitments: What are the Margins of Manoeuvre for West African States?," 2011 International Congress, August 30-September 2, 2011, Zurich, Switzerland 114402, European Association of Agricultural Economists.
  3. Beghin, John C. & Bureau, Jean-Christophe & Park, Sung Joon, 2002. "The Cost of Food Self-Sufficiency and Agricultural Protection in South Korea," 2002 International Congress, August 28-31, 2002, Zaragoza, Spain 24879, European Association of Agricultural Economists.

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