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Strategic Response to Evolving Food Safety Standards: A Case Study of Guyana’s Fish Export Sector

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  • DaSilva-Glasgow, Dianna
  • Bynoe, Mark
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    The extent to which food safety standards negatively affect the ability of firms in developing countries to export to the markets of developed countries depends on their approach to compliance. A case study of Guyana’s fish export industry tests this hypothesis. The analysis generally reveals a defensive/reactive approach by exporters, which has resulted in an erosion of their ability to export to some markets and their inability to gain access to others. However, firms can sustain market access and enhance their competitiveness in the long term if they adopt a more proactive approach to compliance with food safety standards.

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    Article provided by Estey Centre for Law and Economics in International Trade in its journal Estey Centre Journal of International Law and Trade Policy.

    Volume (Year): 13 (2012)
    Issue (Month): 2 ()
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    Handle: RePEc:ags:ecjilt:134555

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    Keywords: defensive; developing countries; food safety; response; strategy; Food Consumption/Nutrition/Food Safety; Food Security and Poverty; Health Economics and Policy; Institutional and Behavioral Economics; International Development; International Relations/Trade; Political Economy;

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    1. Anders, Sven & Caswell, Julie A., 2006. "Assessing the Impact of Stricter Food Safety Standards on Trade: HACCP in U.S. Seafood Trade with the Developing World," 2006 Annual meeting, July 23-26, Long Beach, CA 21338, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
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