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WTO BP Question #1

What is your country's position when it comes to the import and export of agricultural goods? Does it lean towards protectionism or favor a more open approach to free trade?


This question must be answered by October 9th, 23:59pm (GMT-5 / Lima Time).

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WTO BP Question #2

Taking into account the mandate and powers the organization has, what do you think should be the role of the WTO towards poverty reduction? This question must be answered by October 16th, 23:59 pm (GM

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Bianca Priscilla SOTO CÓRDOVA
Bianca Priscilla SOTO CÓRDOVA
2023年10月20日

Republic of France


The World Trade Organization plays a crucial role in society by itself, where the global agricultural trade landscape has seen significant changes over the years, with countries often oscillating between protectionism and a more open approach. to free trade. It is worth mentioning that The Ministry of Agriculture and Food Sovereignty of France is contributing EUR 50,000 for 2022 to the Standards and Trade Development Facility (STDF) to help developing and least-developed countries (LDCs) meet international food safety, animal and plant health standards for trade and improve their access to global and regional markets. The contribution adds to the EUR 400,000 already committed to the STDF by France's Ministry of the Economy, Finance and Industrial and Digital…


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Juana Valentina Castro Niño
Juana Valentina Castro Niño
2023年10月15日

Republic of Burkina Faso:


According to the Fundazione Aurora, “Burkina Faso’s economy is heavily reliant on agriculture. Approximately 80% of the country’s 22 million individuals practice small-scale subsistence farming. The country’s agricultural sector accounts for 22% of the country’s GDP. For 2023, the World Bank projects a real economic growth of 4.3% in Burkina Faso, of which agriculture will be a major player.” And according to the International Trade Administration, “Burkina Faso imports an important quantity of cereals each year, mostly rice, wheat, and corn. […] Cotton is the second source of income for the country (after gold).” All of this reflects the importance of agricultural goods and of their importation and exportation for the economical grow and development of…


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daniela.morales
2023年10月10日

Republic of Ghana

"Participation in productive work is the principal means by which a person seeks to secure his livelihood... Beyond the income generated, work contributes to how people feel about themselves, how they are valued by others, and generally increases their dignity." National Human Development Report in the Republic of Ghana. This country has an economy based on natural resources. Its strong democratic institutions and good governance have helped to attract investment. Merchandise exports and imports both account for 0.03% of the world total. It ranked 93rd and 107th among exporters and importers respectively, improving its global export ranking. However, its classification with respect to imports has remained unchanged. Ghana's foreign trade performance has fluctuated over the past decade.…


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arantza.esquivel
2023年10月10日

The Italian Republic


Across the peninsula, textiles, motor vehicle parts, machinery and automobiles are among the products that Italy retains as its most valuable source of income through exportation. Agricultural goods are not our stronger suit yet, regardless, we are among the leading importers and exporters. In Italy there are over a million farmers, and, in order to protect European farmers, Italy, alongside the European Union, launched the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) in 1962. This one was established with the purpose of supporting farmers and enhance agricultural efficiency, guaranteeing a consistent provision of reasonably priced food; also, to help address climate change and the responsible stewardship of our natural resources, since farmers’ income is around 40% lower compared to non-agricultural…


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CHRISTIAN ALONSO RODRIGUEZ ANTAY
CHRISTIAN ALONSO RODRIGUEZ ANTAY
2023年10月10日

Germany:


The Federal Republic of Germany is one of the countries with one of the longest traditions of organic agriculture, and is also one of the largest organic markets in the world. Its export acts as a great engine, due to its capacity for innovation and its ability to attract other sectors, which leads to it being inclined towards an open economy. In recent years, Germany has dedicated itself to organic farming, due to a critical attitude towards industrial society and to offer an alternative to the trade of conventional food products. Furthermore, throughout the 90s, conventional farms decreased until they reached approximately 429,000 in 1999, but on the other hand, organic production spread rapidly until reaching 12,740 farms at…


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