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Competitiveness of Chinese Agricultural Products Under the Frame of WTO

Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan

Citation:  Paper number  028043,  2002 ASAE Annual Meeting . (doi: 10.13031/2013.9244) @2002
Authors:   Xiaojun DU, Xianying XU, Lihui XU
Keywords:   WTO agricultural products competitiveness

According to the agricultural agreement of WTO, the trade rule of agricultural products includes mainly the market access and the export competition, which basic aim is to improve the market admission condition and competitive circumstance of agricultural products, and to push the liberalism of agricultural products trade. In fair and indiscriminative circumstance, some agricultural products with relative advantage in China are promising to increase the export on one hand. On the other hand, as the open of the domestic market, the impact from import will result in the contract of the domestic share of some agricultural products, and decrease the income of the farmers. This paper will analyze emphatically how the agricultural trade rule of WTO affects Chinese agricultural products trade, and evaluate the competitiveness of Chinese main agricultural products: (1) The connotation of the international competitive ability of agricultural products and the influential factor of the competitive ability of agricultural products. (2) Analyze the international competitive ability of Chinese main agricultural products. (3) The influence of joining the multilateral trade system to the international competitive ability of Chinese main agricultural products; (4) The countermeasure of enhancing the international competitive ability of Chinese agricultural products.

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