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Agricultural market access : the key to Doha success (English)

Almost two-thirds of the economic gains that would come from dismantling all merchandise trade barriers and farm subsidies globally would come from agriculture. Developing countries are therefore right to focus on agriculture in the negotiations. To date that focus has been almost exclusively on developed country policies since many in developing countries feel they did not get a good deal out of the Uruguay Round and so are determined to get significantly more commitments under Doha from developed countries before they contemplate opening their own markets further. This report suggests, however, that over half the gains to developing countries from global agricultural reforms would come from liberalization by developing countries themselves.


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    Anderson,Kym, Martin, Will

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    Agricultural market access : the key to Doha success

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Anderson,Kym Martin, Will

Agricultural market access : the key to Doha success (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.