Title: The Environment, Government Policies, and International Trade: A Proceedings
Published in: Proceedings Issues
Editors: Shane, M.D., and H. von Witzke, eds.
Year: 1993
Meeting Date: December 1990
Meeting Location: San Diego, CA
Publication Details: Agriculture and Trade Analysis Division, Economic Research Service, USDA Staff Report #AGES9314
Summary:

The Environment, Government Policies, and International Trade: A Proceedings
Mathew D. Shane and Harald von Witzke, eds., September, 1993

This volume contains the main papers presented at an IATRC annual meeting. The theme day focused on Public Goods in International Trade, Food Quality and Environmental Regulation. It was held December 16-18, 1990 in San Diego, CA.  The environment and how government policies relate to the environment, are increasingly important issues for trade economists. The suggestion made throughout this volume is that the environment under which agriculture operates physically, legally, and institutionally plays a profound role in determining emerging trade patterns. Major efforts are underway to change the rules of international trade under multilateral and bilateral trade negotiations. The outcome of these negotiations will substantially alter the structure of trade in years to come.