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New Zealand ambassador, on agricultural trade

Trade in agricultural goods is among the most restricted in the international trading system. Virtually all developed countries provide substantial subsidies for their own products and maintain high tariffs and low quotas for foreign products designed to protect domestic farmers. Many developing countries therefore blame developed countries for harming their economies by preventing their most competitive exports from freely trading in the international market. Agriculture has thus become a significant subject in the current Doha Round negotiations of the World Trade Organization. In this Ask the Experts session, the New Zealand ambassador to the United States, Mr. John Wood, talks about agricultural trade with’s Sherman Katz.