Markets and Trade

No. 7 Agricultural preferences: issues for negotiation

Year of publication2005
AbstractAccess for developing country exports to developed country markets on preferential terms has been a long standing component of multilateral trading arrangements. The main purpose of preferences is to promote increases in the volume and value of exports from developing countries, thereby contributing to their growth and development the logic being that through greater volumes of sales, on a more stable basis and at higher prices than would otherwise be obtained, development and growth can be realized in the recipient country.
Available inEnglish
Product typeJournal, magazine, bulletin
SeriesTrade Policy Technical Notes
Areas of workTrade Policy and Partnerships
Keywordsagricultural products; international trade; exports; imports; WTO; impact assessment; trade preferences; trade agreements; Developing countries