The Free Trade Agreement between the United States and Canada was established in 1988 despite the U.S.’s controversial proposal to eliminate trade-distorting government subsidies to agriculture. Originally published in 1988, this volume brings together a collection of essays which identify and debate the difficulties associated with agricultural trade between the U.S. and Canada and explore common interests in the resolution of global agricultural issues. This title is a valuable resource for students interested in environmental studies and international agricultural relations.
Table of Contents
Foreword; Preface and Acknowledgements; 1. An Overview of Agricultural Issues in the U.S.-Canadian Free Trade Agreement 2. A Briefing by the Canadian Agricultural Negotiator 3. A Briefing by the U.S. Agricultural Negotiator 4. Institutions, Instruments, and Driving Forces Behind U.S. National Agricultural Policies 5. Driving Forces, Instruments, and Institutions in Canadian Agricultural Policies 6. U.S.-Canadian Trade Liberalization: Key Issues 7. Canada-U.S. Agricultural Trade: Market Realities and Opportunities 8. A U.S. Perspective on Measuring Trade Effects of Domestic Agricultural Policies in the United States and Canada 9. A Canadian Perspective on Measuring Trade Effects of Domestic Agricultural Policies 10. Specific Commodity Perspectives: Animals and Animal Products Panel 11. Specific Commodity Perspectives: Plants and Plant Products Panel 12. North American Agriculture in an Interdependent World: Challenges and Opportunities 13. Formal and informal Nontariff Barriers to Agricultural Trade Between the United States and Canada 14. Resolving Subsidy, Countervail, and Import Disruption Issues in Canadian-U.S. Agricultural Trade 15. Dispute Settlement in Agricultural Trade Matters: Lessons of the GATT Experience 16. Resolving Agricultural Trade Disputes 17. Canadian-U.S. Agricultural Trade: A Proposal for Resolving 18. Linkages Between Bilateral and Multilateral Negations in Agriculture 19. Discussion 20. Discussion: Is Bilateralism Possible? 21. Summing Up: The U.S. Perspective 22. Summing Up: The Canadian Perspective 23. Epilogue; Agenda; Attendees; About the Contributors