Great Plains Studies, Center for


Date of this Version

August 1992


Published in Great Plains Research 2:2 (August 1992), pp. 310-312. Copyright © 1992 The Center for Great Plains Studies, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Used by permission.


This book of edited conference papers addresses Canadian agricultural trade in the context of "an era of trade liberalization" which includes the signing of the Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and the anticipated conclusion of the Uruguay Round of the GATT negotiations, both of which receive considerable attention. The book's 13 chapters are divided into three sections; the first describes the context of agricultural trade dispute, with emphasis on the mechanics of resolution in the FTA and GATT; the second examines some specific trade actions, with the emphasis on disputes over dumping and which resulted in applications of countervailing duties; and the third section takes a more speculative look at the prospects for trade in what the authors hope will be a less distorted trading environment.