This subject provides an introduction to international agrifood trade policy and competitiveness. It begins with an exploration of the basic theoretical framework for understanding the benefits of trade, why there are barriers to trade and why international trade rules are so important. It then examines agriproduct trade policy with a particular emphasis on new trade barriers and the role of the World Trade Organisation. The subject then looks at issues related to international competitiveness including competitiveness theory, transaction cost economics and international supply chain management.
No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2019.
School of Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences
(a) introduction to the theory of international trade (classical, neo-classical, strategic, political economy of protectionism, constitutional political economy of trade) (b) an overview of agriproduct trade policy (trade-distorting agricultural policies, agricultural trade in WTO and new trade barriers, bilateral and multilateral trade agreements); (c) an introduction to issue of agriproduct international competitiveness (competitiveness theory, transaction cost economics, international supply chain management);
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The information contained in the 2019 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: September 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.