The US Colombia free trade agreement: challenges to the sustainable development of agriculture in Colombia = El tratado de libre comercio Colombia - Estados Unidos. Retos para el desarrollo sostenible de la agricultura colombiana

The study analyzes the causal link between the FTA and certain economic effects, which include changes in trade and investment flows, levels of output and employment, and commodities prices. The findings of this study indicate that while the said changes may prove largely beneficial to efficient pro...

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Detalles Bibliográficos
Autor Principal: Díaz Guerrero, Mónica María
Formato: Trabajo de grado (Bachelor Thesis)
Lenguaje:Desconocido (Unknown)
Publicado: 2013
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Acceso en línea:http://babel.banrepcultural.org/cdm/ref/collection/p17054coll23/id/198
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Sumario:The study analyzes the causal link between the FTA and certain economic effects, which include changes in trade and investment flows, levels of output and employment, and commodities prices. The findings of this study indicate that while the said changes may prove largely beneficial to efficient producers in certain exporting sectors, some import-competing sectors are affected adversely. The consequent emergence of winners and losers in the economic context may trigger social impacts which are beneficial for certain groups on one hand, and crippling for others. The said social impacts are associated with the living standards of the population, food security, and community life. Additionally, the economic shifts may also lead to changes in the use of natural resources that emerge as both threats and opportunities for the environment.