State Trading Enterprises in Agriculture

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Author(s):
OECD
Publication Date :
16 Mar 2001
Pages :
104
ISBN :
9789264192362 (PDF) ; 9789264186248 (print)
DOI :
10.1787/9789264192362-en

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Part I of this two-part study sets out a framework for the analysis of State trading enterprises (STEs). It emphasises their diverse nature and the imperfectly competitive markets in which many of them operate. Although State trading enterprises may be granted monopoly powers, their objectives and therefore their behaviour may differ from that of private sector monopolies. All these factors should be considered in trying to assess the potential impact of STEs on market access or on world export markets.
Part II assembles and classifies a large amount of information and data concerning agricultural state trading enterprises in OECD countries. The criteria used relate to the potential of these enterprises to distort markets and trade.

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Table of Contents

Part I. State Trading in Agricultural Markets: A Conceptual Analysis by Steve McCorriston and Donald McLaren
-Summary
-Introduction
-The Status of State Trading Enterprises in the WTO
-The Role of State Trading Enterprises in Agricutlural Markets
-The Incidence of State Trading Enterprises
-The Concern with State Trading Enterprises
-Proposed Options for Analysing State Trading Issues
-State Trading Enterprises in Importing Countries
-State Trading Enterprises in Exporting Countries
-Assessment of Specific Concerns
-Conclusions
-Bibliography
Part II. A Review of State Trading Enterprises in Agriculture in OECD Member Countries by Oh Kyung-Tae with Stephane Guilllot and Jennifer Fellows
-Introduction
-Coverage of STE
-Presvious Studies on STE Classifications
-Criteria for Inventory and Taxonomy
-Criteria 1: Trade Balance and Market Control
-Criteria 2: Policy Regime
-Criteria 3: Product Range and Transparency
-Criteria 4: Ownership and Relationship with Government
-Estimation of Market Share by STE
-Bibliography