ORGANIZED SYMPOSIUM PROPOSAL

 

ORGANIZERS: 

                        Parr Rosson                                        Texas A&M University

                        Flynn Adcock                                     Dept. of Agricultural Economics

                        (979) 845-3070                                   2124 TAMU

                        prosson@tamu.edu                             College Station, TX 77843-2124

 

TITLE:          Regional Trade Agreement Impacts on U.S. Agriculture


ABSTRACT: The United States has recently concluded trade agreements with Central American countries, Chile and Australia. These are just three of 13 trade agreements completed or being negotiated between the United States and other countries since 2000. Agricultural economists will assess the potential impacts of these new trade agreements on U.S. agriculture and share their observations on the how these RTAs impact domestic farm policy and the multi-lateral negotiating process in this symposium. Lessons learned from recent experiences in free trade will be highlighted, examined, and discussed, and the implications for applied research and extension education program development will be discussed.


MODERATOR:

Mike Reed, University of Kentucky



PARTICIPANTS:

 

Mickey Paggi, CSU-Fresno

An Overview of Recent Regional Trade Agreements and the Potential Impacts of the Central American-Dominican Republic Free Trade Agreement on U.S. Agriculture”
Presentation

 

Jaime Malaga, Texas Tech University and Flynn Adcock, Texas A&M University

            “Trade Agreements with Chile and the Andean Group: Will They Impact the FTAA?”

Presentation

 

Tim Josling, Stanford University

The Impacts of Regional Trade Agreements on the Multi-lateral Trade Negotiating Process
Presentation



FORMAT: The moderator will introduce the topic and moderate the symposium. Each of four speakers will be given 15 minutes present their topic. The moderator will summarize the presentations and set the stage for and interactive discussion, which should last at least 20 to 30 minutes.