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Agriculture in the GATT

  • Timothy E. Josling
  • Stefan Tangermann
  • T. K. Warley

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Timothy E. Josling, Stefan Tangermann, T. K. Warley
    Pages 1-20
  3. Timothy E. Josling, Stefan Tangermann, T. K. Warley
    Pages 21-41
  4. Timothy E. Josling, Stefan Tangermann, T. K. Warley
    Pages 42-51
  5. Timothy E. Josling, Stefan Tangermann, T. K. Warley
    Pages 52-71
  6. Timothy E. Josling, Stefan Tangermann, T. K. Warley
    Pages 72-100
  7. Timothy E. Josling, Stefan Tangermann, T. K. Warley
    Pages 101-132
  8. Timothy E. Josling, Stefan Tangermann, T. K. Warley
    Pages 133-174
  9. Timothy E. Josling, Stefan Tangermann, T. K. Warley
    Pages 175-216
  10. Timothy E. Josling, Stefan Tangermann, T. K. Warley
    Pages 217-243
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 244-298

About this book

Introduction

Trade in temperate zone farm products between the developed countries has been beset with problems since the GATT's inception in 1947. The basic problem was always that the conditions in world agricultural markets were distorted by the national agricultural policies followed by all developed countries - policies which national authorities were reluctant to adapt to conform with the requirements of a liberal international trading system for agricultural products. This book describes and analyses the attempts that were made to make trade in agriculture less distorted, more stable and predictable, and less of a dangerous source of political friction between nations, in successive rounds of negotiations under the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade in the 45-year period from GATT's inception in 1947 to the end of the Uruguay Round in 1993. While the book analyses the development of international trade policy throughout the post-war period, particular attention is given to the Kennedy, Tokyo and Uruguay Rounds of GATT negotiations in which the problems of trade in agricultural products were confronted.

Keywords

agriculture international trade trade policy

Authors and affiliations

  • Timothy E. Josling
    • 1
  • Stefan Tangermann
    • 2
  • T. K. Warley
    • 3
  1. 1.Food Research InstituteStanford UniversityUSA
  2. 2.University of GöttingenGermany
  3. 3.University of GuelphCanada

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