Professor Hillman's Technical Barriers to Agricultural Trade is both timely and important. It is timely because the GATT negotiations are proceeding slowly in the agricultural arena partly due to a lack of agreement on technical barriers to agricultural trade. The book is important since it highlights many of the nontariff barriers which exist and concludes that they are significant impediments to international agricultural trade.
Table of Contents
List of Tables and Figures -- Foreword /Andrew Schmitz -- Preface -- Biographical Note -- Introduction -- 1 Use of Nontariff Measures in Agricultural Trade -- 2 Agricultural Protection in Historical Perspective -- 3 Institutional Barriers to Trade -- 4 Types of Nontariff Measures in Agricultural Trade -- 5 Use of Nontariff Measures in Developed Countries -- 6 Nontariff Barriers to Trade in Meat and Livestock -- 7 Technical Barriers to Trade in Poultry -- 8 Future Prospects for Technical Trade Barriers in Agriculture -- Bibliography -- Index.
Jimmye S. Hillman is professor of agricultural economics, University of Arizona. For twenty-nine years he was head of the Department of Agricultural Economics and from 1986 to 1988 was director of international programs. His major research interests are interstate trade restrictions, international barriers, and nontariff trade barriers (NTBs). These and related works have provided background material for the first realistic negotiations on NTBs in the Uruguay Round of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT). He served as executive director of the National Advisory Commission on Food and Fiber and, at the request of the Presidential Commission on United States-Japanese Relations, Dr. Hillman led a team and conducted an agricultural policy analysis that has promoted bilateral understanding and has assisted in reducing Japan's trade barriers. He, with the help of several colleagues, organized the International Agricultural Trade Consortium. He is recipient of the United States Department of Agriculture's International Honor Award for 1983.