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Trade impact of European measures on GMOs condemned by the WTO panel

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  • Anne-Célia Disdier

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  • Lionel Fontagné

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In May 2003, the United States, Canada and Argentina launched a World Trade Organization (WTO) case against the European Union concerning its authorization regime for biotech products. In November 2006, the WTO condemned this regime. Using a gravity equation, we estimate the reduction of exports from the complainants to the European Union for potentially affected products. Our results suggest that the European moratorium and product-specific measures have a negative effect on trade, as well as safeguard measures adopted by Germany, Italy and Greece.

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Article provided by Springer in its journal Review of World Economics.

Volume (Year): 146 (2010)
Issue (Month): 3 (September)
Pages: 495-514

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Handle: RePEc:spr:weltar:v:146:y:2010:i:3:p:495-514

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Keywords: International trade; WTO panel; Genetically modified organisms; Gravity; F13; Q17;

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  1. Jaime MELO DE & Céline CARRERE, 2009. "Notes on Detecting the Effects of Non Tariff Measures," Working Papers 200932, CERDI.
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