A new study, Winners and Losers: Impact of the Doha Round on Developing Countries by Sandra Polaski of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, is similar to others from the World Bank and International Food Policy Research Institute in finding modest but positive benefits for most countries from various Doha Round scenarios.
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While US negotiators continue to hammer on the European Union to improve its offer on agricultural market access in the Doha trade talks, US intransigience is holding up progress on agricultural subsidy cuts. One of the few achievements thus far in the negotiations is agreement that there should be caps on the amount of subsidy for specific commodities, such as cotton. US negotiators are insisting on using 1999-2001 as the base period for setting these caps, while other negotiators want to use a longer period average, for 1995-2000.