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The Doha Round: A New Agreement on Agriculture?

  • James D. Gaisford
  • William A. Kerr

Abstract

Ukraine, and other countries negotiating accession to the WTO, will ultimately have to conform to the requirements of the multilateral trading system. Trade in agricultural products, however, was only partially incorporated into the GATT system in the Uruguay Round. Since efforts are under way, now in conjunction with the wider Doha Round of negotiations, to bring agriculture closer to the norms of the international trading system, Ukraine faces a moving target. Consequently, this paper endeavours to provide some guidance on the likely directions for the agricultural trade regime.

Keywords

European Union World Trade Organization Uruguay Round Export Subsidy Agricultural Trade 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • James D. Gaisford
    • 1
  • William A. Kerr
    • 2
  1. 1.University of CalgaryCanada
  2. 2.University of SaskatchewanCanada

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