Presentation on theme: "32 nd IPC SEMINAR New Delhi, India The Role of South-South Trade November 2003 Shishir Priyadarshi Development Division, WTO."— Presentation transcript:
32 nd IPC SEMINAR New Delhi, India The Role of South-South Trade November 2003 Shishir Priyadarshi Development Division, WTO
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.
Share of South-South trade in world merchandise trade
Share of intra developing country trade as a percentage of total developing country trade
Region wise share of intra developing country trade as a percentage of total developing country trade
RTA contribution to South-South trade ValueShare 19902001 19902001 South-South exports 219639 100.0 Intra South RTA4412920.320.1 Mercosur4151.92.4 Asean299013.214.2 Other RTA’s1123 5.13.6
Growth and share of developing countries in world agriculture exports 199019941999 Growth World Agriculture Exports 212258 289 36% Developing countries Agriculture exports 86 (40.5%) 107 (41.5%)125(43.3%)45%
Growth of Asian developing countries agriculture exports by destination Exports by Asian dc’s in billion dollars 199019941999 Growth To developed countries 18.022.6 23.1 28% To all other developing countries 13.420.523.978%
Growth of Asian developing countries agriculture exports by destination Exports by Asian dc’s in billion dollars 199019941999 To developing countries outside Asia 184.108.40.206 To developing countries in Asia 9.7 (73%) 16.1 (79%) 17.7 (75%)
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
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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