publication . Preprint . 2005

Special Agricultural Safeguards; Virtual Benefits and Real Costs—Lessons for the Doha Round

Jean-Jacques Hallaert;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Jun 2005
In the Doha Round, negotiators are discussing the elimination or continuation of the special agricultural safeguards introduced by the Uruguay Round as well as the creation of special safeguard mechanism for use by developing countries. This paper argues that, in violation of the spirit of the WTO Agreement in Agriculture, the special agricultural safeguards have often been used as a prolonged protectionist device. It then draws lessons for the design of the special safeguard mechanism.
free text keywords: Safeguards;Trade policy;Agricultural trade, internet, tariff lines, import price, quantitative restrictions
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