Rise and Demise of Commodity Agreements
An Investigation into the Breakdown of International Commodity AgreementsBy
- Marcelo Raffaelli
A detailed examination is provided of the circumstances which led to the negotiation of each of the international commodity agreements with economic provision included since the end of World War II. How such agreements operated and the causes for difficulties in their implementation and the reasons for their failure is also discussed. It concentrates on four specific agreements; cocoa, coffee, sugar and tin; and as a contrast to these commodities a chapter is dedicated to OPEC. Written by an insider who was actually present at the 'creation', a first-hand view is given of how commodity agreements are actually arrived at during the course of negotiation and implementation.
Hardbound, 256 Pages
Published: January 1995
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
- The pre-UNCTAD period; Developments since 1964; Factors bearing on the birth and life of commodity agreements; Coffee; Sugar; Cocoa; A cartel case: OPEC; Is there a future for commodity agreements?