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Agriculture in the Doha Round
Agriculture in the Doha Round

Agriculture in the Doha Round

Economic Paper

132 Pages, 6.25 x 9.25

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $74.95 (US $74.95)

Publication Date: January 2004

ISBN 9780850928129

Rights: US & CA

Commonwealth Secretariat (Jan 2004)

Available from local and national retailers throughout the US.


In 2003 the WTO Ministerial Meeting at Cancun failed to achieve any significant progress on the liberalisation of agricultural markets in developed or developing countries. If the present round of negotiations is to be successful, it must continue the momentum for reform achieved through the Uruguay Round. Agricultural liberalisation has the potential to deliver significantly improved welfare in both developed and developing countries. This report, prepared for the Commonwealth Secretariat by the Australian Bureau of Agriculture and Resource Economics, looks at the benefits of liberalisation and examines the closely interrelated use of the three pillars of domestic support, export subsidies and restrictions on market access in distorting world agricultural trade. It outlines the negotiating positions of the key players, and suggests possible areas for compromise and concessions in an attempt to drive forward reform crucial to a successful outcome.