China's Agriculture in the International Trading System [electronic resource] / Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development [Browse]
Paris : OECD Publishing, 2001.
1 online resource (294 p.)


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Chinese decision-makers are grappling with policy choices that will optimise the gains from China’s integration into the international trading system in harmony with social, regional and sustainable development goals. Trade liberalisation can significantly enhance the reform process underway and bring great benefits to China. But the agricultural sector faces the greatest challenges and potential hardships of any economic sector from this process. Significant domestic policy reform and structural adjustment will be critical to enable China to realise its comparative advantage in agriculture and to redeploy an estimated 150 million redundant farmers. To sharpen understanding of the policy options, the OECD invited Chinese and international experts to reflect together upon the likely impacts of freer trade on China’s agricultural sector. Based on the results of China’s WTO negotiations with key trading partners, they assessed the compatibility of China’s WTO commitments with domestic policies and the need for specific changes. They analysed the effects of likely policy changes on cereal, oilseeds and livestock markets in China and OECD countries. And they examined the implications of China’s WTO accession on rural enterprises, regional development and the domestic and international political economy. These proceedings offer the reader the fruits of timely analytical and strategic thinking and joint reflection on some of the most important agricultural policy issues for China and the world.
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  • ""CONTENTS""; ""FOREWORD""; ""EXECUTIVE SUMMARY""; ""OPENING STATEMENT - Mr. Seiichi Kondo""; ""SESSION ONE: Trade policy changes and impacts on agricultural markets""; ""Changes in Chinaâ€?s agricultural trade policy regime: Impacts on agricultural production, consumption, prices, and trade - Mr. Josef Schmidhuber""; ""Chinaâ€?s agricultural restructuring and system reform under its accession to WTO - Mr. Ying Du""; ""WTO SPS Agreement
  • Implications for Chinaâ€?s accession - Ministry of Agriculture, Australia""
  • ""SESSION TWO: Trade integration and impacts on factor markets and natural resources""""Chinaâ€?s trade integration and impacts on factor markets - Mr. Colin Carter""; ""Trade integration and impacts on natural resources - Mr. Frederick Crook""; ""Regional comparative advantage in Chinaâ€?s grain production: Implications for policy reform - MM. Funing Zhong, Zhigang Xu and Longbo Fu""; ""SESSION THREE: China's accession to the WTO and changes in the political economy""; ""The political implications of the WTO agreement on agriculture - Mr. Joseph Fewsmith""
  • ""China in the WTO: Implications for international trade and policy making in agriculture - MM. Brad Gilmour and Lars Brink""""SESSION FOUR: China's accession to the WTO: Issues for, and impacts on, agricultural policy""; ""Changes to domestic agricultural policy after Chinaâ€?s accession to the WTO - Mr. Xiaoqing Xu""; ""Chinaâ€?s WTO accession: Conflicts with domestic agricultural policies and institutions - MM. Hunter Colby, Xinshen Diao and Francis Tuan""; ""Trade integration and the prospects for rural enterprise development in China - Mr. Albert Park""
  • ""Chinaâ€?s grain economy toward trade integration: Policy adjustment and trade implications - Mr. Dewen Wang""""ANNEX""; ""Pig farming development in China under the WTO framework: Trade and policies - Mr. Liangbiao Chen""; ""Entering WTO and opening agricultural markets: Impact on Chinaâ€?s use of foreign funds in agriculture - Mr. Hongxin Ni""; ""Improvements in China's Agricultural Legislation in Light of WTO Entry - Mr. Lejun Wang""; ""Industrialisation of the agro-food chain - An effective way to enhance agricultural competitiveness under WTO - Ms. Xiuman Zheng""
  • ""Development of rural enterprises (TVEs) in China and adjustment policies in light of WTO accession - Ms. Qiuxia Zhu""""Programme""; ""List of Participants""
  • 1-280-02992-7
  • 9786610029921
  • 92-64-19300-6
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