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About this book
About this book
With the conclusion of the Uruguay Round Agreement on Agriculture in 1994, agriculture has for the first time been integrated into world trade rules and disciplines. WTO Members have made a commitment to continue the reform process initiated during the Uruguay Round by starting new WTO negotiations on agriculture by the year 2000. This book combines academic analysis with practical expertise to discuss, in an accessible and systematic way, some of the principal aspects of these agricultural negotiations, and aims to make recommendations for viable and successful negotiating positions in the new WTO talks on agricultural trade. Several expert articles outline the historical and political background of previous negotiations and policy developments in agricultural trade. Others provide an overview of the key issues for the new round of negotiations.
Foreword; I. Corte-Real. Introduction; S. Bilal. Part I: Historical and Political Background. 1. The Uruguay Round Agreement on Agriculture: Issues and Perspectives; D. Moutsatsos. 2. The Common Agricultural Policy in the Pliers of the Multilateral Trading System: Origins, Evolution and Future Challenges; P. Pezaros. 3. The Political Economy of Agricultural Policies and Negotiations; S. Bilal. Part II: The Next Round and the European Union. 4. The Agenda 2000 CAP Reform and the Millennium Round: Negotiations on Agriculture; I. Sturgess. 5. EU Agriculture, the WTO and Enlargement; P. Brenton, J. Nunez Ferrer. Part III: Main Issues for the WTO Negotiations on Agriculture. 6. The Liberalisation Process in International Agricultural Trade: Market Access and Export Subsidies; I. Sturgess. 7. Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures in a Global Context: Trade Liberalisation versus Domestic Protection; S. Henson. 8. Eco-Conditionality in EU Agriculture: Protecting the Environment or Protecting Trade? F. Brouwer, H. Silvis. 9. Trade Liberalisation in Agriculture: The Likely Implications for European Farm Animal Welfare; D. Bowles, C. Fisher. 10. The WTO Dispute Settlement Procedure: Implications for Agricultural Trade Arising from the Bananas Case; C. Haberli. 11. WTO Dispute Settlement and Agriculture: Lessons for Negotiators; H. van Vliet. Part IV: Sectoral and Political Prospects for WTO Round on Agriculture. 12. The Role of European Farmers in a Global World; N. Devisch. 13. Position of the Cairns Group on the New Round; D. Kenyon. 14. Net Food-Importing Developing Countries: Role and Perspectives; P. Konadreas, R. Sharma. 15. A Japanese View on the Next Round of Agricultural Negotiations; T. Ishibashi. 16. The WTO Negotiations on Agriculture: The US Perspective; K. Roberts. 17. Preparing the Millennium Round: A European Perspective on Agricultural Trade; D. Ahner. 18. List of Contributors. Index.