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    • Biosafety, Trade, and the Cartagena Protocol 

      Cheng, Fuzhi (CUL Initiatives in Publishing (CIP), 2007)
      Global production of genetically modified (GM) agricultural commodities has increased significantly in the past decade. Some people see GM crops as offering new hope in addressing some of the most serious problems that ...
    • Cambodia's WTO Accession 

      Cheng, Fuzhi (CUL Initiatives in Publishing (CIP), 2007)
      Since the creation of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 1995 with 128 members, an additional 21 countries have successfully acceded to the organization. On October 13, 2004, Cambodia became the WTO's 148th member, ...
    • Food Safety: The Case of Aflatoxin 

      Cheng, Fuzhi (CUL Initiatives in Publishing (CIP), 2007)
      Naturally occurring toxins such as aflatoxins pose profound challenges to food safety in both developed and developing countries. The knowledge that aflatoxins can have serious effects on humans and animals has led many ...
    • Income Disparity in China and Its Policy Implications 

      Cheng, Fuzhi (CUL Initiatives in Publishing (CIP), 2007)
      China’s economy has witnessed considerable achievements since economic reforms were initiated in 1978. Average overall gross domestic product (GDP) has grown approximately 9 percent annually during the past two decades. ...
    • Meeting Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) Standards: What Can China Do? 

      Cheng, Fuzhi (CUL Initiatives in Publishing (CIP), 2007)
      It is widely recognized that rising sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) standards have created numerous obstacles to the international exchange of agricultural commodities. The issue is of particular importance for developing ...
    • Tariff Escalation in World Agricultural Trade 

      Cheng, Fuzhi (CUL Initiatives in Publishing (CIP), 2007)
      Tariff escalation, a common practice in international commodity trade, refers to a situation where tariffs are zero or low on primary products and increase, or escalate, as products undergo processing. It causes the price ...
    • The Coffee Crisis: Is Fair Trade the Solution? 

      Cheng, Fuzhi (CUL Initiatives in Publishing (CIP), 2007)
      Coffee is an important crop widely grown in the developing world. The economies of some countries, particularly those in Central America and parts of Africa, are highly dependent on coffee as a source of both national ...
    • The Nutrition Transition and Obesity in China 

      Cheng, Fuzhi (CUL Initiatives in Publishing (CIP), 2007)
      Before China’s economic reforms of the late 1970s, the typical Chinese diet consisted primarily of grain products and starchy roots, with few animal source foods, caloric sweeteners, or fruits and vegetables. Since the ...
    • The WTO Dispute Settlement Mechanism and Developing Countries: The Brazil–U.S. Cotton Case 

      Cheng, Fuzhi (CUL Initiatives in Publishing (CIP), 2007)
      The Dispute Settlement Mechanism (DSM) of the World Trade Organization (WTO) is often seen as one of the major achievements of the multilateral trading system. Many believe that the WTO DSM has introduced greater “legalism” ...
    • Trade Liberalization in South Korea's Rice Sector: Some Policy Implications 

      Hong, Sukjong; Cheng, Fuzhi (CUL Initiatives in Publishing (CIP), 2007)
      The tension between the liberalizing agenda of the World Trade Organzation (WTO) and the policies of industrial-country members of the WTO has been framed as a battle between developed countries and less-developed countries. ...
    • U.S. Farm Policy Reforms: Domestic and International Implications 

      Cheng, Fuzhi (CUL Initiatives in Publishing (CIP), 2007)
      With the Doha Round of World Trade Organization (WTO) negotiations at a standstill, substantial liberalization of agricultural trade remains elusive. One obstacle to progress is that “dirty decoupling” of farm subsidies ...