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The World Trade Organisation's Doha Cotton Initiative: A Tale of Two Issues

Anderson, Kym; Valenzuela, Ernesto


Four West African nations have demanded that the WTO's Doha Development Agenda include a Cotton Initiative that involves two issues: cutting cotton and tariffs, and assisting farm productivity growth in Africa. This paper provides estimates of the potential economic impacts of (a) complete or partial removal of cotton subsidies and import tariffs globally and (b) cotton productivity growth through the adoption of genetically modified (GM) cotton varieties. Use is made of the GTAP database and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2007-08
Type: Journal article
Source: The World Economy
DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9701.2007.01053.x


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