The Future of Preferential Trade Arrangements for Developing Countries and the Current Round of WTO Negotiations on Agriculture













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by
Stefan Tangermann
Institute of Agricultural Economics
University of Göttingen

FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS

Rome, 2002


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Acknowledgements

Executive Summary and Recommendations

1. Introduction

2. The Nature of Major Preferential Arrangements

3. Conceptualising Trade Preferences as an Element of Economic Relations between Developing and Developed Countries

4. The Benefits of Trade Preferences

5. The Costs of Trade Preferences

6. The Status of Trade Preferences in WTO

7. Options for the Future of Trade Preferences in WTO

8. Erosion of Preference Margins: is there a Case for Compensation?

8.1. When do MFN tariff reductions not result in erosion of preferential tariff margins?
8.2. Offsetting market effects
8.3 When and how to Compensate?

9. Conclusions

References

Appendix: An Algebraic Model of the Price and Quantity Effects of Trade Preferences and MFN Tariff Reductions