Implications for WTO Agreement in Fisheries Sector– A Conceptual Framework

Kuruvila, Anil and Shyam, S Salim (2012) Implications for WTO Agreement in Fisheries Sector– A Conceptual Framework. In: World Trade Agreement and Indian Fisheries Paradigms: A Policy Outlook, 17-26 September 2012, Kochi.

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Trade liberalisation by reduction of tariffs or the removal of non-tariff barriers including Quantitative Restrictions will have impact on the economy mainly through the influence on commodity prices. Imposition or reduction of tariffs will affect the relative commodity prices ie, price of each of the commodity in terms of other commodities. This relative change in prices can be for commodities belonging to the same sector like industry or agriculture or fisheries or between categories of commodities, for e.g., agricultural in terms of non-agricultural. The changes in relative prices will in turn have its influence on the relative profitability of taking up different enterprises, which will result in changes in enterprise combinations. Different enterprises will have different input use intensities or factor combinations and at times, the increased profitability of taking up some of these enterprises would make the entrepreneurs to overuse inputs like pesticides and fertilizers, or even over exploit the resources which in turn will have environmental as well as sustainability implications.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:WTO Agreement; Fisheries Sector
Subjects:Marine Fisheries
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Fishery Extension
ID Code:9069
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:15 Nov 2012 12:25
Last Modified:15 Nov 2012 12:25

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