For the previous 17 years, China has imported extra agricultural merchandise than it has exported. Finding methods to enhance the export competitiveness of its agricultural merchandise has been a urgent problem for China because it joined the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 2001. To date, analysis into the problem has largely targeted on the macro perspective; little analysis has been performed from a micro standpoint.
In a examine printed within the KeAi journal Regional Sustainability, Yulin Long, a Master’s pupil at Ukraine’s National Technical University “Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute”, measured and analyzed the worldwide competitiveness of six of China’s consultant agricultural merchandise.
According to Long, agriculture is the muse of China’s nationwide financial system, and the event stage of its agricultural sector is intently associated to individuals’s dwelling requirements and the event of different industries. However, “becoming a member of the WTO put nice stress on China’s export of agricultural merchandise. At the identical time, new commerce safety measures adopted by many nations intensified the challenges that China faces.
“Finding methods to enhance the worldwide competitiveness of its agricultural merchandise whereas sustaining the sustainability of its agricultural sector in an more and more open surroundings is a sensible, and really pressing drawback confronting China.”
In Long’s examine, two analysis indices—the commerce competitiveness (TC) index and revealed comparative benefit (RCA) index—have been used to measure and analyze adjustments within the competitiveness of six of China’s frequent agricultural export merchandise between 1994 and 2013: dwell pigs, dwell chickens, dwell cattle, apples, tea and beer.
Long explains that “these merchandise are highly regarded in every day life; for instance, apples, tea and beer are consumed world wide. The examine outcomes present that the export competitiveness of China’s agricultural merchandise is weak and certain to deteriorate additional. However, some conventional agricultural merchandise with distinctive regional traits; for instance, tea and dwell pigs, are comparatively sturdy internationally.”
She concludes that “so as to enhance the export competitiveness of agricultural merchandise and promote sustainable agricultural improvement, we advocate that China focuses on producing and buying and selling in conventional agricultural merchandise with distinctive regional traits. It must also give attention to taking complete measures to improve the worldwide competitiveness of deprived agricultural merchandise; for instance, by reducing the export prices of agricultural merchandise, accelerating agricultural technological innovation, and implementing agricultural coverage assist.”
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Yulin Long, Export competitiveness of agricultural merchandise and agricultural sustainability in China, Regional Sustainability (2021). DOI: 10.1016/j.regsus.2021.09.001
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