World Bank eLibrary Webinar

On 16 December 2014, the World Bank will be offering the “Tour of the World Bank eLibrary“, a free¬†webinar orientation to the latest and upcoming features of the World Bank eLibrary.¬†¬†This¬†session includes a quick overview of the World Bank eLibrary, including an introduction to the content in this resource and time-saving tips and tools for performing research more efficiently.

For more information and details on registration, please visit the World Bank webinar registration website.

Please note that the World Bank eLibrary is available by subscription only and is accessible by WTO staff and WTO Library patrons.

Could the proposed WTO Special Safeguard Mechanism protect farmers from low international prices?

This article offers an empirical analysis of the proposal by some developing countries for an agricultural Special Safeguard Mechanism (SSM) in the World Trade Organization. It draws on political economy and market theory to demonstrate that the loss-averting domestic producer benefits that proponents believe the SSM would offer agricultural-importing developing countries may be illusory, insofar as agricultural-exporting countries also seek to avert producer losses.

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