AGRICULTURAL COMMODITIES:

PROFILES
and
RELEVANT WTO NEGOTIATING ISSUES

Prepared by the Commodities and Trade Division
as a background document for the Consultation on Agricultural Commodity Price Problems
25-26 March 2002, Rome

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Contents

INTRODUCTION

COMMODITY PROFILES

1. Basic foodstuffs

Grains
Rice
Beef
Pork
Poultry
Sheepmeat
Milk and milk products
Oilseeds, oils and fats, oilcakes and meals
Cassava
Pulses

2. Raw materials

Cotton
Natural rubber
Jute
Hides and skins
Hard fibres

3. Tropical products

Tropical fruits

4. Sugar and beverages

Sugar
Cocoa
Coffee
Tea

5. Horticultural products

Citrus
Bananas

GRELEVANCE OF SELECTED WTO NEGOTIATING ISSUES FOR MAJOR COMMODITIES

Grains
Rice
Meat
Oilcrops
Dairy products
Cotton
Rubber
Jute and hard fibres
Hides and skins and leather
Tropical fruits
Sugar
Cocoa
Coffee
Tea
Citrus and citrus juices
Bananas