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Type: Journal article
Title: China, GMOs and world trade in agricultural and textile products
Author: Anderson, K.
Yao, S.
Citation: Pacific Economic Review, 2003; 8(2):157-169
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing Asia
Issue Date: 2003
ISSN: 1361-374X
Abstract: China's rapid industrialization and recent accession to the WTO makes it difficult for the country to maintain self-sufficiency in agricultural products. Genetic modification technology could ease the situation, but is not without controversy. This paper focuses on the implication of GMO controversy for China. It explores the potential economic effects of China's not adopting versus adopting GMOs when some of its trading partners adopt that technology. The effects are shown to depend to a considerable extent on the trade policy stance taken in high-income countries that are opposed to GMOs, and/or on the liberalization of China's trade in textiles and apparel. Copyright 2003 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Keywords: GMOs; trade policy; import ban; China; WTO
Description: Reprinted as Ch. 40 in Trade in the New Century: Theory, Policy and Case Studies, edited by N. Hatti and R. Tandon, Delhi: B.R. Publishing Co., forthcoming 2008
RMID: 0020031512
DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-0106.2002.00217.x
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