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WTO and Agriculture Trade Liberalization – A Focus on China


  • Rena, Ravinder


Agriculture sector plays a vital role in the world economy and provides food for every one of us. The World Trade Organization (WTO) is important body in the international trade and agriculture. Surprisingly, the Agreement on Agriculture (AoA) of WTO does not refer to food and agriculture at all. Agricultural subsidies and trade become controversial issues in the Doha round of talks in the recent past. The entry of China into the WTO has a dramatic impact on the country's farmers. This article discusses the impact of China’s entry in the WTO. It also discusses about the WTO and agricultural trade liberalization in developing countries. Further, it analyses critically Doha round of talks on agriculture.

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  • Rena, Ravinder, 2005. "WTO and Agriculture Trade Liberalization – A Focus on China," MPRA Paper 10318, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:10318

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    1. Ravinder Rena, 2008. "WTO and Agricultural Trade – Some Issues and Perspectives," KASBIT Business Journals, Khadim Ali Shah Bukhari Institute of Technology (KASBIT), vol. 1, pages 49-60, December.

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    WTO; China; Agriculture; Trade; Developing countries; Doha round of Talks; India;

    JEL classification:

    • F18 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade and Environment
    • Q17 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Agriculture in International Trade
    • N15 - Economic History - - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics; Industrial Structure; Growth; Fluctuations - - - Asia including Middle East


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