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Simulations on the Special Safeguard Mechanism

Simulations on the Special Safeguard Mechanism

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This paper aims to provide policy-makers, negotiators and other stakeholders with a clear technical assessment of how the December 2008 draft modalities (TN/AG/W/4/Rev.4) and the accompanying working document (TN/AG/W/7) could affect the functioning of the proposed special safeguard mechanism, and, in particular, accessibility of the mechanism and its effectiveness.

This paper aims to provide policy-makers, negotiators and other stakeholders with a clear technical assessment of how the December 2008 draft modalities (TN/AG/W/4/Rev.4) and the accompanying working document (TN/AG/W/7) could affect the functioning of the proposed special safeguard mechanism, and, in particular, accessibility of the mechanism and its effectiveness.

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By
Raul Montemayor,
Federation of Free Farmers Cooperatives, Inc. (FFFCI)
Issue Paper No. 25
ICTSD Programme on Agriculture Trade and Sustainable Development
April 2010
Simulations On The SpecialSafeguard Mechanism
A Look At The December 2008 Draft AgricultureModalities
ICTSD Project on Special Products and a Special Safeguard Mechanisms
 
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ICTSD Programme on Agriculture Trade and Sustainable Development
By Raul Montemayor,
Federation of Free Farmers Cooperatives, Inc. (FFFCI)
Simulations OnTe Special Safeguard Mecanism
A Look At Te December 2008 Draft AgricultureModalities
Issue Paper No. 25
April 2010
 
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R. Montemayor - Simulations On The Special Safeguard Mechanism:A Look At The December 2008 Draft Agriculture Modalities
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International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD)International Environment House 27 Chemin de Balexert, 1219 Geneva, SwitzerlandTel: +41 22 917 8492 Fax: +41 22 917 8093E-mail: ictsd@ictsd.org Internet: www.ictsd.orgChief Executive: Ricardo Meléndez-OrtizProgrammes Director: Christophe BellmanProgramme Team: Jonathan Hepburn, Marie Chamay and Ammad Bahalim 
Acknowledgments
This paper has been produced under the ICTSD Programme on Agricultural Trade and Sustainable
Development. The activities of this programme have beneted from support from the UK Department
for International Development (DFID) and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs (DGIS). ICTSD is
particularly grateful to the developing country negotiators and capital-based ofcials who provided
comments on earlier drafts of this paper, as well as all the participants who expressed views andmade suggestions at a meeting with the author on 8 February 2010.For more information about ICTSD’s Programme on Agricultural Trade and Sustainable Development,visit our website at http://ictsd.net/programmes/agriculture/ICTSD welcomes feedback and comments on this document. These can be forwarded to JonathanHepburn at jhepburn [at] ictsd.chCitation: Montemayor, R, (2010),
“Simulations on the special safeguard mechanism: a look atthe December 2008 draft agriculture modalities”
. ICTSD Programme on Agricultural Trade andSustainable Development Issue Paper No.25, International Centre for Trade and SustainableDevelopment, Geneva, Switzerland.Copyright © ICTSD, 2010. Readers are encouraged to quote and reproduce this material for
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