IDEAS home Printed from
MyIDEAS: Log in (now much improved!) to save this book

Safeguards Inquiry into the Import of Pigmeat

Listed author(s):
  • Productivity Commission
Registered author(s):

    While Australian pigmeat producers are feeling pressure from substantially higher feed costs, in the Productivity Commission’s assessment these circumstances do not meet the WTO criteria for safeguards action. The WTO Safeguards Agreement requires evidence that significant increases in imports have caused serious injury to the local industry. However, although imports have been increasing in recent years, the Productivity Commission found that they had broadly met increases in consumer demand, without driving down local producer prices. A sharp fall in industry profitability in the second half of 2007 was caused by an unprecedented increase in feed grain costs, which increased production costs by 40-50 cents per kilo of pigmeat. This rise added to substantial increases in feed grain prices in 2006. Without these higher feed prices, producers would have remained profitable over 2007.

    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

    File URL:
    Download Restriction: no

    in new window

    This book is provided by Productivity Commission, Government of Australia in its series Inquiry Reports with number 44 and published in 2008.
    ISBN: 978-1-74037-248-0
    Handle: RePEc:ris:prodir:44
    Note: 190 pages
    Contact details of provider: Postal:
    Level 28, 35 Collins St, Melbourne Victoria 3000

    Phone: 61 3 9653 2100
    Fax: 61 3 9653 2199
    Web page:

    More information through EDIRC

    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.:

    in new window

    1. A. Carbone & G. Kaniadakis & A. M. Scarfone, 2007. "Tails and Ties," The European Physical Journal B: Condensed Matter and Complex Systems, Springer;EDP Sciences, vol. 57(2), pages 121-125, May.
    Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS)

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

    When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:ris:prodir:44. 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: (MAPS)

    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.

    This information is provided to you by IDEAS at the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis using RePEc data.