Agriculture & Food Policy Systems Workshop 2002

Keeping the Borders Open

Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico 2002




The Eight Agricultural and Food Policy Information Workshop was March 7-9, 2002 in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

 Keeping the Borders Open: Conclusions and Recommendations Ronald D. Knutson and Rene Ochoa, eds. Executive Summary of the Eighth Agricultural and Food Policy Systems Information Workshop. Oak Brook, IL: Farm Foundation, May 2002

The workshop organizers wish to thank the Agricultural and Food Policy Center at Texas A&M University, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Canadian Agri-Food Trade Research Network (University of Guelph – University of Saskatchewan – Laval University), Cargill, Ltd., Farm Foundation, Secretaria de Agricultura, Ganadera, Desarrollo Rural, Pesca y Alimentacian (SAGARPA), Senado de la Republica – Mexico, United States Department of Agriculture (AMS, ERS, FAS) for generously providing funding for this workshop and the dissemination of its proceedings.


Executive Summary: “Keeping the Borders Open: Conclusions and Recommendations”

Health, Plant and Animal Protection, and Food Safety
Background Paper
Paul Haddow
Robert McDowell
, U.S. Department of Agriculture-APHIS
Sanitary Barriers and International Trade: Governance Issues for the NAFTA Beef Market
Bill Kerr, University of Saskatchewan – Paper
Gale Wagner, Texas A&M University – Paper
Discussion:  Guillermo Sánchez, FIRA-Bank of Mexico
Fruits and Vegetables
David Orden
, Virginia Tech   Paper
Discussion:  Robert McDonald, A and R Farms, Ltd. Bell River, P.E.I.Paper
Wheat karnal bunt and other grain diseases issues
Robert Riemenschneider, U.S. Department of Agriculture-Foreign Agricultural Service Paper
Discussion: Bill Miner, Consultant – Ottawa Paper
Farm chemicals/prices, registration, market power, and regulatory reform/harmonization
David Freshwater
, University of Kentucky Paper
Cameron Short, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Paper
Discussion:  Tom Elam, Eli Lilly Company
Policy Options for Open Borders in Relation to Animal and Plant Protection and Food Safety
Maury Bredahl
, University of Missouri Paper
Spencer Henson, University of Guelph Paper
Discussion: Javier Trujillo, SAGARPA
Industry Panel:
Enrique Domínguez
, Mexican Pork Council
Pieter Kleinschmidt, Royal Bank
Domestic Trade Remedy Law: Required Safeguard or Dispute Generator
Restoring Competition or Granting Protectionsim?- Trade Remedy Laws in North America
Beatriz Leycegui, SAI Consultores Paper
Katie MacMillan
, Former Vice Chairperson of CITT
Carol Goodloe, U.S. Department of Agriculture-Office of the Chief Economist
TRL Actions in NAFTA Agriculture and Agri-Food Industries
John Wainio
, U.S. Department of Agriculture-Economic Research Service Paper
Linda Young, Montana State University Paper
Karl Meilke, University of Guelph Paper
Discussions: Eugenio Salinas, Mexican Council for Foreign Trade
Greenhouse Tomatoes
Rick Barichello
, University of British Columbia  Paper
Discsussion: Linda Calvin, U.S. Department of Agriculture-Economic Research Service Paper
Manitoba Corn Growers Association Inc. vs. U.S. Corn Exports (An Application of Regional Market Rules Under Canadian Trade Remedy Law)  Al Loyns, Prairie Horizons, Ltd. Paper
Discussion: Rick Tolman, National Corn Growers Association
Sugar and Sweeteners: Ken Shwedel, Rabobank-Mexico Paper
Discussion: Ben Goodwin, California Beet Growers Association
Section 301 Analysis of Effects of CWB on U.S. HRS/HAD
Bill Wilson
, North Dakota State University  Paper
Discussion: Terry Norman, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada   Paper
Overall Analysis / Conclusions / Options: Colin Carter, University of California-Davis
Presentation by the NAFTA Secretariat
Françoy Raynauld
, NAFTA Secretariat – Canadian Section Paper
Proposal for a Policy and Disputes Referral Commission Based on PDIC Learning
Ron Knutson
, Texas A&M University  Paper
Al Loyns, Prairie Horizons, Ltd. Paper
Experts Panel:
Jeffrey Jones, Mexico Senate
Michael Keenan, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Neil Conklin, USDA Economic Research Service

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