COMMODITY
MARKET REVIEW
2005-2006


FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
Rome, 2005

 

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Contents

Foreword

Introduction

Identifying "Special Products" - Developing country flexibility in the Doha Round - J.R. Deep Ford, Suffyan Koroma, Yukitsugu Yanoma and Hansdeep Khaira

1. INTRODUCTION
2. WHY "SPECIAL PRODUCTS"?
3. "SPECIAL PRODUCTS" AND THE RELATIONSHIP TO SENSITIVE PRODUCTS AND A SPECIAL SAFEGUARD MECHANISM
4. "SPECIAL PRODUCTS" - IDENTIFICATION
5. "SPECIAL PRODUCTS": APPLICATION OF THE METHODOLOGY - CASE STUDY RESULTS
6. CONCLUSIONS
REFERENCES
ANNEX 1
ANNEX 2

An analysis of triggers for the Special Safeguard Mechanism - Ramesh Sharma

1. INTRODUCTION
2. DESIGNING EFFECTIVE TRIGGERS FOR THE SPECIAL SAFEGUARD MECHANISM
3. CONCLUSIONS
REFERENCES

Sensitive and Special Products - A rice perspective - Concepción Calpe and Adam Prakash

1. INTRODUCTION
2. RICE AND SENSITIVE PRODUCTS
3. RICE AS A SPECIAL PRODUCT
4. QUANTIFYING THE IMPACTS OF DESIGNATING RICE AS A SPECIAL/SENSITIVE PRODUCT IN GLOBAL TRADE LIBERALIZATION

4.1 Modelling rice in the GSIM framework
4.2 Scenarios
4.2 Scenarios (cont.)
4.3 Results
4.3 Results (cont.)

5. CONCLUSIONS
REFERENCES
ANNEX

Sensitive and Special Products: The case of dairy products - Merritt Cluff and David Vanzetti

1. INTRODUCTION
2. MARKET ACCESS PROFILES IN DAIRY MARKETS
3. THE JULY FRAMEWORK AGREEMENT: SPECIAL PRODUCTS AND SENSITIVE PRODUCTS
4. QUANTITATIVE ASSESSMENT
5. CONCLUSIONS
REFERENCES
ANNEX

The impact of the European Union sugar policy reform on developing and least developed countries - Piero Conforti and George Rapsomanikis

1. INTRODUCTION
2. PREFERENCES, TRADE AND TRADE COSTS
3. EMPIRICAL MODEL FRAMEWORK
4. SIMULATION RESULTS
5. CONCLUDING REMARKS
REFERENCES

The elusive tariff equivalent for the EU banana market - Pedro Arias, David Hallam, Lionel Hubbard and Pascal Liu

1. INTRODUCTION
2. ON THE EQUIVALENCE OF TARIFFS AND QUOTAS
3. MODELLING EU BANANA TRADE
4. THE MODEL
6. CONCLUSIONS
REFERENCES
ANNEX

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