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          Implications for China of the December 2008 Draft Agricultural Modalities (English)
          Report by Zhihong, Tian/ICTSD, 2009, 50 pages
          Categories: Commodities, Emerging Economies and South South Cooperation, WTO Issues/Multilateral Trading System

          With nearly 900 million people dependent on agriculture for income, China produces more wheat and paddy than any other country, yet it is a country dependent upon trade to both employ and feed its people. Moreover, China has some of the lowest agricultural tariffs of any WTO Member and yet subsidies that rival the EU’s in total. The ongoing Doha Round of trade negotiations at the WTO may significantly alter the relationship of Chinese agriculture with the world. This study explores the latest draft WTO agreement on agriculture and what it means for China.