ORGANIZED SYMPOSIUM PROPOSAL
Texas A&M Agrilife
Dept. of Agricultural Economics
2124 TAMU 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.
Mike Reed, University of Kentucky
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.