Agricultural Trade Policies in the New Millennium

1st Edition

Andrew D O'Rourke, P. Lynn Kennedy, Won W Koo

CRC Press
Published October 15, 2002
Reference - 377 Pages
ISBN 9781560229339 - CAT# HW14245

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Summary

Face the challenge of change in the global agricultural trade market!

This insightful book presents a comprehensive overview of the trade situation facing agriculture in the 21st century. This esteemed collection of the field?s foremost researchers evaluates anticipated changes to the agricultural trade market and the competitiveness of commodities and products resulting from existing and potential international policies. Agricultural Trade Policies in the New Millennium provides an in-depth understanding of multilateral trade negotiations (past, present, and future) and the impact of regionalism on agricultural trade. It also analyzes trade issues specific to individual commodities, such as rice, wheat, and cotton.

Agricultural Trade Policies in the New Millennium consolidates essential trade research into a one-of-a-kind reference source for economists, academics, and agriculture professionals. The book provides a detailed overview of current and potential trade situations, divided into three concise sections: key issues influencing trade negotiations from the perspective of developed and developing countries and the environment; commodity trade and trade policy issues concerning competitiveness and the international policy environment for coarse grains, cotton, rice, sugar, and wheat; and general issues related to multilateral and regional trade agreements, including policy tools within the World Trade Organization, anti-dumping actions, regionalism, price volatility, and the macroeconomic effects of trade liberalization.

Agricultural Trade Policies in the New Millennium examines:
  • key issues influencing trade negotiations
  • commodity trade and trade policy issues
  • issues and concerns related to multilateral and regional trade negotiations
  • challenges facing trade policy
  • prospects for the agricultural sector in the new millennium
With international policy issues like the WTO’s Millennium Round and the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) in negotiation and a new United States farm bill pending, Agricultural Trade Policies in the New Millennium provides much-needed textbook analysis by expert researchers. This vital book will keep you in touch with current trade negotiations and policy decisions that are certain to hold major implications for the agricultural sector.

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