China agriculture and the WTO


This research will provide Australian policy makers and stakeholders with significant insights into China’s approach to WTO accession and agricultural trade reform, including the impact on the Chinese economy at national and regional levels. This will not only greatly enhance the depth and breadth of information available to Australian policy makers in negotiations with China on market access issues, but will also provide a valuable opportunity to assist and encourage the Chines to improve their analytical capability, and build institutional relationships, and pursue further agricultural trade reform, which will benefit Australian farmers.


National Rural Issues

Research Organisation

Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences

Objective Summary

Assess China's experience in implementing its WTO accession commitments for agriculture. Analyse the potential trade impacts of further multilateral agricultural liberalisation for China. Identify priority areas for further WTO reforms for agriculture.

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Project Start Date

Friday, July 1, 2005

Project Completion Date

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Journal Articles From Project

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National Priority

Frontier technologies for building and transforming Australian industries

National Priority

Advanced Technology

National Priority

NRI-National Rural Issues