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1 32 nd IPC SEMINAR New Delhi, India The Role of South-South Trade November 2003 Shishir Priyadarshi Development Division, WTO

2 Focus of this presentation  Share of South-South trade in world trade.  Contribution of RTA’s to developing country trade.  Trends in intra-developing country trade in agriculture.  Impact of proposed agriculture modalities on South- South trade.

3 Share of South-South trade in world merchandise trade

4 Share of intra developing country trade as a percentage of total developing country trade

5 Region wise share of intra developing country trade as a percentage of total developing country trade

6 RTA contribution to South-South trade ValueShare South-South exports Intra South RTA Mercosur Asean Other RTA’s

7 Growth and share of developing countries in world agriculture exports Growth World Agriculture Exports % Developing countries Agriculture exports 86 (40.5%) 107 (41.5%)125(43.3%)45%

8 Growth of Asian developing countries agriculture exports by destination Exports by Asian dc’s in billion dollars Growth To developed countries % To all other developing countries %

9 Growth of Asian developing countries agriculture exports by destination Exports by Asian dc’s in billion dollars To developing countries outside Asia To developing countries in Asia 9.7 (73%) 16.1 (79%) 17.7 (75%)

10 Impact of proposed agriculture modalities on South-South trade Developing countries have been seeking, and to some extent have been provided, the following flexibilities in the proposed agriculture modalities, including through special and differential treatment   Exemptions   Lower reductions   Longer timeframes   Enhanced provisions

11 Impact of proposed agriculture modalities on South-South trade Of the exemptions and flexibilities sought the following aspects could have a significant impact on South-South trade   Tariff Peaks   Special Products (SP)   Special Safeguard Mechanism (SSM)   Blanket exemptions for Food Security and Rural Livelihood measures


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