2009 - CAES Workshop

Beyond the Three Pillars: The New Agenda in Agri-Food Trade

Date Friday, October 23, 2009
Venue Hôtel Hilton Québec, 1100 René Levesque East, Québec, Québec, Canada G1R 4P3, Tel: 1-418-647-2411, Fax: 1-418-647-6488.

Advance registration has been extended to October 18th. The advance registration fee is $125 and includes lunch and two refreshment breaks. It will be possible to register on site however we encourage you to register in advance to aid in our planning. You may register and make payment either online or by downloading a PDF registration form and sending it in with payment via regular mail.

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Accommodation Rooms have been blocked at a reduced rate at the Hôtel Hilton Québec. Reservations can be made directly online. Use "CAES Annual Workshop" when making a booking. The group code is CAEA09.
Description Since 1986 and the start of the Uruguay Round the focus in agri-food trade research has been on the three topics central to the Uruguay-Doha rounds market access, export subsidies and domestic support. Over this long period, a spate of new issues have come to the fore in agri-food trade trade and the environment, food safety, private standards, consumers right to know, trade in biofuels, geographic indicators, bioterrorism to name only a few. While work on these agri-food trade issues has been going on, it has not received a great deal of attention yet the issues are increasingly defining the international trade reality for agribusiness firms. The 2009 CAES Workshop will showcase this work and provide a venue for industry, government and academics to "get up to speed" on the trade issues that will require their attention over the next decades. Please refer to the [PROGRAM] for schedule and other details.
Speaker presentations

After the formal paper presentations there will be a panel discussion on the research needs of agri-food stakeholders in these (and other new) increasingly important areas of agri-food trade.

Who should attend: Individuals from governments, academia, policy think tanks, consulting firms, agriculture interest groups, NGOs, and people from other institutions who have an interest in keeping abreast of issues in the international trade environment.

Published Articles

A selection of the papers presented are now published in a Special Section of The Estey Centre Journal of International Law and Trade Policy Vol. 11, No. 1.

The Special Section was edited by Guest Editor and CAES member Crina Viju and is entitled: Beyond Dohas's Three Pillars - The New Agenda in Agri-Food Trade.

The following articles can be accessed FREE OF CHARGE at www.esteyjournal.com:

  • Are Agri-Food Trade Issues Changing?
    Crina Viju
  • Public and Private Standards for Food Safety and Quality: International Trade Implications
    Jill Hobbs
  • Labour Standards as a Justification for Trade Barriers: Consumer Concerns, Protectionism and the Evidence
    Samira Bakhshi and William A. Kerr
  • Multilateral Trade Liberalisation and FDI: An Analytical Framework for the Implications for Trading Blocs
    Pascal L. Ghazalian and Ryan Cardwell
  • Tariff-Rate Quotas, Rent-Shifting and the Selling of Domestic Access
    Bruno Larue, Harvey E. Lapan and Jean-Philippe Gervais
  • From Kyoto to Copenhagen: Meeting the Climate Change Challenge
    Jim Gaisford
  • Climate Policy and Border Tax Adjustments: Some New Wine Mixed with Old Wine in New Green Bottles?
    Ian Sheldon
  • North America and the "Three Noes"
    Greg Anderson