Neo-Mercantilist Policies During the Process of World Agricultural Trade Liberalization

Article Information

Journal: Business and Economics Research Journal

Title of Article: Dünya Tarım Ticareti Serbestleşme Sürecinde Neo-Merkantilist Politikalar

[Neo-Mercantilist Policies During the Process of World Agricultural Trade Liberalization]

Author(s): Ahmet Emre Biber

Volume: 2

Number: 1

Year: 2011

Page: 31 – 52

ISSN: 1309-2448


The main argument of the article; protection policies were applied in foreign trade during the various period of 17th century to 20th century such as high customs tariffs, export restrictions and non-tariff barriers, that still defended and widely applied in agricultural trade by developed countries. In this context, the study will be put forward in terms of causes and consequences, known as the neo-mercantilist policies in the process of liberalization of world trade after the second world war. Another argument discussed in this study, policies that implemented in terms of world agricultural trade causes of unequal trade relations between developed and underdeveloped countries. The reason is that, these policies generally constitute for the interests of developed countries. Therefore, gradually increasing hegemonic power of the developed countries in the world agricultural markets, affect negatively commercial interests of underdeveloped countries.

Keywords: Agricultural policies, Agricultural foreign trade, Liberalization process, Protectionism, GATT negotiations

JEL Classification: Q17, Q18