xii, 178 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Thames essays on contemporary international economic issues.
One of the most difficult and complex parts of the Uruguay Round of GATT negotiations was the agricultural dossier. And within that the European Communities' Common Agricultural Policy and EC-U.S. relations posed many of the especially difficult issues. Alan Swinbank and Carolyn Tanner give a compact and clear description and interpretation of the negotiations and the issues. This Thames Essay starts with a review of the history of agriculture in the GATT through the previous rounds of negotiation. It then provides a succinct overview of the present state of world agriculture before a summary of the history and present state of the Common Agricultural Policy. The next three chapters chart both the several stages by which the Uruguay Round moved to agreement and the simultaneous evolution of the CAP. Then a thorough description of the agricultural elements in the last Uruguay Round agreement precedes a final chapter looking forward to the desirable features of future world agricultural trade agreements. This will be a valuable source of information for agricultural economists, international trade economists working in governments, international organizations, financial institutions, and universities.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 165-172) and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Ch. 1. Agriculture in the GATT Ch. 2. World Agriculture in Disarray Ch. 3. The CAP Ch. 4. The Negotiations I: From Punta del Este to Heysel Ch. 5. CAP Reform Ch. 6. The Negotiations II: From the Draft Final Act to Marrakesh Ch. 7. The GATT Agreement and the CAP Ch. 8. The Next Round: Toward Free Trade?
KJE6605 .S95 1996
Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press,