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Doha negotiations on agriculture and future of the WTO multilateral Trade System
Titolo Rivista: QA Rivista dell’Associazione Rossi-Doria 
Autori/Curatori: Alan Matthews 
Anno di pubblicazione:  2014 Fascicolo: 1  Lingua: Inglese 
Numero pagine:  41 P. 31-71 Dimensione file:  149 KB
DOI:  10.3280/QU2014-001002
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The WTO Doha Round of trade negotiations was launched in 2001 and after twelve years of negotiations members seem unable to bring it to a successful conclusion. The agreement on an "early harvest" of deliverables at the 9th WTO Ministerial Conference in Bali in December 2013 may give some renewed momentum, but the prospects for success appear uncertain. This paper describes the stage that the negotiations have reached in agriculture and summarises the most recent draft modalities for agricultural trade liberalisation. It surveys recent estimates of the value of what is currently on the table. It discusses the reasons for the current impasse in the negotiations and asks whether agricultural trade liberalisation would be better served by abandoning the Doha Round. The paper argues that this would not be the case, and concludes by speculating on the minimum conditions necessary to ensure a conclusion to the Round. EconLit Classification: F130, Q170

Sommario l negoziato commerciale del Doha Round del WTO è stato lanciato nel 2001, ma gli sforzi di dodici anni non sono bastati per raggiungere una conclusione positiva. L’accordo "raccolta precoce" di prodotti consegnabili della 9° Conferenza Ministeriale di Bali della WTO, svolta in dicembre 2013, può dare un rinnovato impulso, tuttavia le possibilità di successo paiono incerte. Questo saggio fa il punto sulle trattative svolte finora, offrendo una sintesi delle ultime modalità proposte per la liberalizzazione del commercio agricolo. Sono esaminati i motivi dell’attuale impasse delle trattative fino a chiedersi se, per arrivare prima alla liberalizzazione del commercio agricolo, non sia meglio abbandonare il Doha Round. Tuttavia, questa ipotesi viene respinta, e in conclusione, l’attenzione vien posta sulle condizioni minime necessarie per arrivare alla conclusione del Round
Keywords: WTO, Doha round, Liberalizzazione del commercio agricolo, Conferenza ministeriale di Bali

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Alan Matthews, Il negoziato di Doha sull’agricoltura e sul futuro del Sistema commerciale multilaterale WTO in "QA Rivista dell’Associazione Rossi-Doria" 1/2014, pp. 31-71, DOI:10.3280/QU2014-001002


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