Senior officials, economists, and experts from the 164 member countries of the World Trade Organization will gather in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from December 10–13, 2017, for the WTO's Eleventh Ministerial Conference (MC11)—the biannual meeting of the WTO’s highest decision-making body.
A number of issues related to the Agreement on Agriculture—including market access, export competition and restrictions, public stockholding, cotton trade, and the environment—will be on the table at MC11, as will other issues not covered by the agreement, such as fishing subsidies.
This page highlights IFPRI research related to agricultural trade negotiations, specifically those conducted under the auspices of the WTO. IFPRI researchers will present their latest findings on trade and development at the meeting to provide context and understanding of policy impacts in the developing world and to inform the design of a feasible work plan for the 2019 Ministerial.
IFPRI RESEARCH AND PUBLICATIONS
- Agricultural trade interests and challenges at the WTO Ministerial Conference in Buenos Aires: A Southern Cone perspective (Book Launch at TSDS - December 13)
- Agriculture, development, and the global trading system: 2000-2015 (Book)
- The Bali Agreement: An assessment from the perspective of developing countries (Discussion Paper)
- "After Nairobi: Public stockholding for food security" (Book Chapter - in Evaluating Nairobi: What Does the Outcome Mean for Trade in Food and Farm Goods?)
- "Implications of the draft market access modalities on bound and applied tariffs" (Essay - in Tackling Agriculture in the Post-Bali Context)
- "Export subsidies and export credits" (Essay - in Tackling Agriculture in the Post-Bali Context)
- On food security stocks, peace clauses, and permanent solutions after Bali (Project Paper)
- Agricultural insurance and the World Trade Organization (Discussion Paper)
- Is the WTO dispute settlement procedure fair to developing countries? (Discussion Paper)
- Building food security through international trade agreements
- Policy seminar: U.S. farm bill impacts reach developing countries, WTO talks, global poor
- U.S. trade wars with emerging countries: Make America (and its partners) lose again
- IFPRI book launch: How trade policies can foster food security
- Trade barriers aren’t the way to fix nutrition
- Argentina in world forums: Opportunity and challenge
- The future of global trade and food security for Mercosur
- Model: U.S and India would benefit from bilateral free trade agreement
- Evaluating Nairobi: Impacts on trade, food security, and development
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