This book contains recent findings of economists who have examined the decision making processes and the trends that relate to agricultural trade with the West by Eastern Europe, the Soviet Union, and China.
Introduction 1. Agricultural Import Decision Processes in the Centrally Planned Economies 2. The Effect of the U.S.Soviet Bilateral Trade Agreement on the World Market: Implications for United States Policy 3. Harvest Failures in Eastern Europe: Planners' Responses and Their Implications for World Grain Markets 4. Import Response, Foreign Exchange Allocation and Inconvertibility in the Centrally Planned Economies 5. The Centrally Planned Countries' Livestock Product and Feed Grain Systems 6. China: An Enigma in the World Grain Trade 7. Agricultural Trade Implications of Comecon 1981–1985 Plans 8. Doing Business With CPEs and Marketing Strategies for Western Exporters