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GTAP Resource #517

"EU Agenda 2000 and the Developing Countries: Implications for the WTO 2000 Negotiations"
by van Meijl, Hans, Frank van Tongeren and Paul J. J. Veenendaal

The Agenda 2000 policy package that was agreed at the European Summit in Berlin 26 March 1999 by the Council of Ministers of the European Union (EU) contains a package of new policy measures for the agricultural and rural policy in the EU for the period 2000- 2006. The Agenda 2000 package continues the redirection of the Common Agriculture Policy from market price support towards income support. This paper discusses interna-tional trade implications of the Agenda 2000 reforms from two closely related perspectives. First, it is argued that it alleviates future problems with regard to the EU's ful-fillment of existing GATT/Uruguay Round Agreement on Agriculture commitments on the reduction of export subsidies. Second, it is shown that this primarily internal reform pack-age in itself has rather limited effects on Developing Countries. The main world market effects of Agenda 2000 are expected to occur in those markets where EU exporters face international competition, that is in the Grains, Beef and Dairy sectors. The research pre-sented in this paper uses the Global Trade Analysis Project (GTAP) model of world trade in tandem with the Common Agricultural Policy Modeling and Accounting Tool (CAPMAT) of the EU.

Resource Details (Export Citation) GTAP Keywords
Category: GTAP Application
Status: Published
By/In: The Hague, Agricultural Economics Research Institute (LEI), Report 5.00.05; ISBN 90-5242-581-7
Date: 1999
Created: Veenendaal, P. (3/21/2001)
Updated: Bacou, M. (1/18/2003)
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