Regional Trade Agreements
Agriculture is an integral part of regional trade agreements. OECD analyses the effects of regional trade agreements on trade in agricultural commodities and products, to see how trade has been enhanced and what further measures countries can take.
- Regional Trade Agreements - Treatment of Agriculture (OECD Food, Agriculture and Fisheries Working Paper No. 44)
South-South and Latin American regional trade agreements (RTAs) have progressed most in eliminating agricultural trade tariffs, according to this study of over 50 RTAs. However, traditionally sensitive sectors such as dairy, meat, sugar and cereals are still often protected by exemptions such as tariff rate quotas (TRQs).
- Trade Impacts of Selected Regional Trade Agreements in Agriculture (OECD Trade Policy Working Paper No. 87)
This paper examines the agricultural sector effects of three South-South regional trade agreements (RTAs) – the ASEAN Free Trade Agreement (AFTA), the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) and the Southern Cone Common Market (MERCOSUR). Results from a gravity model suggest that these RTAs have increased trade in agricultural products between their member countries.
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