Agricultural Negotiations in the World Trade Organization (WTO) and Their Links to the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA)

Aug 2002
This paper was developed for the Regional Policy Dialogue on Trade and Integration Network in August of 2002. This paper is an in-depth discussion of how agriculture occupied a sideline position during the negotiations for the formation of the FTAA and WTO. Main topics in regards to the negotiation rounds include a discussion of export subsidies, export credits, food aid, state trading enterprises, and export restrictions and taxes. In addition, this paper reflects on the relationship between both negotiations and their differences as compared to Latin American countries' priorities in the sphere of negotiation.