Options for Pursuing Agricultural Trade Liberalization
December 1, 2009
On December 1, IPC organized a session at the Geneva Trade and Development Symposium at the margin of the WTO Ministerial. The protracted negotiations in the Doha Round have led to calls for alternative options for moving forward with agricultural trade liberalization. In it's most recent position paper, IPC examines several of these options and issues recommendations for the best way to reduce barriers to trade of food and agricultural goods. This session will assed the potential of several negotiating options and also considered the relationship between the WTO and other international institutions.
- Critical Mass as an Alternative Framework for Agriculture Negotiations, Andrew Stoler, Executive Director for the Institute for International Trade, University of Adelaide, Australia
- A Sector Agreement for Agriculture? Tim Josling, FSI, Stanford University; IPC Member
- The Treatment of Agriculture in Regional Trade Agreements, Antoni Estevadeordal, Manager of Integration and Trade, Inter-American Development Bank
- Agriculture in a Multilateral Round, Carlo Trjoan, IPC Chairman