Global Agricultural Trade: Where It Stands, Where It's Going

POLICY FORUM
Monday, October 28, 2002
11:00 a.m.

Featuring Pedro de Camargo Neto, Secretary of Production and Trade, Agriculture Ministry of Brazil; John Wood, New Zealand Ambassador, to the United States; and Bob Stallman, President, American Farm Bureau.

The Cato Institute
1000 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001

Agricultural policy presents both tremendous opportunities and formidable challenges for the world trading system. Although pro-market reforms could bring enormous gains in economic welfare, political resistance to change is ferocious. Please join our panel of experts to discuss the present and future status of the global agricultural trading system. What should the priorities be for upcoming multilateral, regional, and bilateral negotiations? What are the obstacles to potential agreements? And what are the prospects for making progress under existing trade rules through resort to WTO dispute settlement?