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Agricultural Trade Reform and Poverty in the Asia-Pacific

A Survey and Some New Results

  • Author: UN, ESCAP
  • Publication date: January 2009
  • Page count: 46
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 08.II.F.23

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ISBN: 9789210558389

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This document reviews the literature on the relationship between agricultural trade policy reform and poverty, and the results of recent detailed simulation studies applied to economies in the ESCAP region. It then uses the GTAP model to evaluate the possible impacts of the most recently proposed modality for agricultural trade reform under Doha on the economies of the ESCAP region. It compares the results to a benchmark of comprehensive agricultural trade reform and finds that the current proposal does not imply significant cuts to applied tariffs, and has very modest overall effects on welfare.