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Agricultural Trade Liberalization and the Environment in North America

Analyzing the “Production Effect”

March 3, 2003 76 pages

Agricultural Trade Liberalization and the Environment in North America

Analyzing the “Production Effect”

March 3, 2003 76 pages

Description

The two most important regional or multilateral trade liberalization agreements in agriculture thus far, the Uruguay Round Agreement and the North American Free Trade Agreement have now been implemented for eight and nine years, respectively.

The availability of trade and production time series data up to 2000 now makes it possible to analyze the environmental implications of both those agreements for different economic sectors, by focusing on specific sub-sectors in the detail necessary to trace the linkages between trade shifts and environmental issues. The objective of this paper is to estimate the impacts of the NAFTA and the Uruguay Round Agricultural Agreement (URAA) on environment stresses in three key North American agricultural sub-sectors: beef, corn and vegetables.

Additional Information

Document Type: Project publication
Theme: Green Economy