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Surveillance of agricultural price and trade policies : a handbook for Paraguay, Volume 1
 
Author:Valdes, Alberto; Schaeffer, Barry; Martin, Julio; Collection Title:World Bank technical paper ; no. WTP 327
Country:Paraguay; Date Stored:2002/10/22
Document Date:1996/08/31Document Type:Publication
SubTopics:Environmental Economics & Policies; Markets and Market Access; Economic Theory & Research; Crops and Crop Management Systems; Access to MarketsISBN:ISBN 0-8213-3694-0
Language:EnglishMajor Sector:Agriculture, fishing, and forestry
Region:Latin America & CaribbeanReport Number:WTP327
Sub Sectors:(Historic)Other agricultureVolume No:1

Summary: This is one of a series of handbooks which have arisen from a Surveillance project to evaluate agricultural price and trade interventions in eight Latin American countries for seven commodities for the period 1984 to 1994. The countries included in this Surveillance project are Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Paraguay and Uruguay. The aim of the project is to make transparent the effects of agricultural trade and price policies on agricultural incentives. The level and extent of protection and export taxation is often largely unknown, due to policy instruments and administrative measures that are difficult to quantify. To achieve this goal of transparency and comparability across products and countries, a common methodology was applied to each country to calculate four policy indicators: Nominal Protection Rate, Effective Protection Rate, Effective Rate of Assistance, and Producer Subsidy Equivalent. This handbook presents and discusses the results and methodology for Paraguay on cotton, soybeans, sugar, and wheat for 1984-1993.

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