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Mexico - Integration of the North American market for sensitive agricultural commodities : policy notes overview and dry bean market - implications for Mexican producers and consumers (Inglês)

This note is conceived in an environment where there was some fear that the final phase of opening under North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) will create pressure on local producers of corn, beans and sugar. In order to better understand and prepare for such impacts, the Government of Mexico invited the World Bank, together with the Instituto Mexicano para la Competitividad (IMCO), to analyze the potential effects on both producers and consumers of the tariff and quota phase-out on these markets. The study was highly consultative and input was sought from a number of sources including the Ministry of Agriculture (SAGARPA), the Ministry of Public Finance (SHCP), producers and entities from the private sector. The notes predicted that in the short term, the phasing out of tariffs and quotas will have very little impact on the trade of corn and beans, since these markets were already largely integrated. For sugar cane, the notes concluded that the industry can become competitive with the help of some policy changes. This study examines the probable effects on Mexican producers and consumers of this final step. The analysis considers several dimensions of competitiveness of Mexican producers vis-a-vis their counterparts in the United States (US), market structure in Mexico and the U S., the impacts of increased import competition on consumers, and most importantly policy options for the government to support producers in responding to increased competition and in taking full advantage of opportunities opened by NAFTA. The study analyzed the impact of partially reversing the policies agreed under NAFTA in these products, finding that this will on balance be quite costly to the Mexican economy. The notes also include estimates of location-specific production costs, aggregated into variable cost or supply curves for the nation as a whole, which can assist the government in identifying areas most at risk from competitive pressures from NAFTA or other sources.


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    Brandriss,Peter M., Caballero,Jose Maria, Larson,Donald F., Nash,John D.

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    Mexico - Integration of the North American market for sensitive agricultural commodities : policy notes overview and dry bean market - implications for Mexican producers and consumers

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