Of Plant Variety Protection, Agricultural Subsidies, and the WTO
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The chapter begins by discussing the WTO provisions relating to each of the agricultural trade barriers. It uses the subsidies issues to provide a contextual understanding of the larger market as it relates to international agricultural trade. It then outlines the concerns arising from a lack of PBRs, followed by an analysis of the interaction between these two barriers on agricultural trade. In doing so, the chapter seeks to measure the WTO's ability to accomplish its objective of working toward the benefits of developing countries by using the narrow yardstick of how the organization handles issues relating to barriers that affect trade in agriculture.
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