Chapter 5. The World Trade Organisation's Doha Cotton Initiative: A Tale of Two Issues

  1. David Greenaway
  1. Kym Anderson and
  2. Ernesto Valenzuela

Published Online: 25 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444306712.ch5

The World Economy: Global Trade Policy 2007

The World Economy: Global Trade Policy 2007

How to Cite

Anderson, K. and Valenzuela, E. (2008) The World Trade Organisation's Doha Cotton Initiative: A Tale of Two Issues, in The World Economy: Global Trade Policy 2007 (ed D. Greenaway), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444306712.ch5

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 15 FEB 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405177078

Online ISBN: 9781444306712

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Keywords:

  • cotton, an important cash crop in developing countries;
  • Doha Development Agenda (DDA);
  • global cotton market;
  • Global Trade Analysis Project (GTAP) model and database;
  • cost of current distortions to cotton markets;
  • partial reform of cotton subsidies and tariffs - prospective gains;
  • two partial-reform scenarios;
  • impact of GM cotton;
  • total factor productivity (TFP)

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Background: The Global Cotton Market

  • The GTAP Model and Database

  • The Global Cost of Cotton Subsidies and Tariffs

  • Prospective Gains from Partial Reform of Cotton Subsidies and Tariffs

  • What Impact would GM Cotton Adoption Have on the Gains from Trade Reform?

  • Conclusions

  • References