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China's Accession to the WTO: What is at Stake for Agricultural Markets?

  • Fuller, Frank H.
  • Beghin, John C.
  • Fabiosa, Jacinto F.
  • Fang, Cheng
  • Matthey, Holger
  • DeCara, Stephane

The authors analyze the impact of China?s accession to the World Trade Organization on major crop and livestock markets using the FAPRI modeling framework. They incorporate expected changes in consumer income, textile production, and trade policies as exogenous shocks to the baseline model. Following accession, revenues decline in China?s livestock, grain, and oilseed industries, while cotton production prospers despite increased cotton imports. Chinese consumers benefit from lower food prices, with vegetable oil, dairy, and meat consumption increasing significantly. Argentina, Brazil, Canada, the European Union, and the United States are the greatest beneficiaries from expanded agricultural trade with China.

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Paper provided by Iowa State University, Department of Economics in its series Staff General Research Papers with number 2085.

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Date of creation: 01 Jan 2003
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Publication status: Published in Review of Agricultural Economics 2003, vol. 25 no. 2, pp. 399-414
Handle: RePEc:isu:genres:2085
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