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The Role of Risk and Cost-Benefit Analysis in Determining Quarantine Measures


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  • Binder, Monika
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    "The Role of Risk and Cost-Benefit Analysis in Determining Quarantine Measures" by Monika Binder, was released on 19 February 2002. Quarantine regimes must conform with World Trade Organization (WTO) requirements arising from the completion of the Uruguay Round of Multilateral Trade Negotiations in 1995. A fundamental aspect of those requirements is the need for a science-based approach to setting measures which potentially restrict trade in animals, plants and their products. This approach is commonly described as import risk analysis (IRA). In some quarters, it is argued that a broad economic perspective should be incorporated in IRAs. This paper looks at the WTO requirements and supporting international guidelines, describes in broad terms the existing IRA approach to determining quarantine measures and addresses some options for improvement and associated problems. The views expressed in this paper are those of the staff involved and do not necessarily reflect those of the Productivity Commission.

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    Paper provided by Productivity Commission in its series Staff Research Papers with number 31911.

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    Date of creation: 2002
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    Handle: RePEc:ags:prodsr:31911

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    1. Anh Tu & John C. Beghin & Estelle Gozlan, 2005. "Tariff Escalation and Invasive Species Risk," Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) Publications 05-wp407, Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) at Iowa State University.
    2. Lindner, Robert K. & McLeod, Paul, 2009. "ACIAR’s 25 year investment in fruit-fly research," 2009 Conference (53rd), February 11-13, 2009, Cairns, Australia 47617, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society.
    3. Tu, Anh & Beghin, John C. & Gozlan, Estelle, 2005. "Tariff Escalation and Invasive Species Damages," Staff General Research Papers 12442, Iowa State University, Department of Economics.
    4. Tu, Anh Thuy & Beghin, John C., 2004. "Intra-Industry Trade, Imperfect Competition, Trade Integration and Invasive Species Risk," 2004 Annual meeting, August 1-4, Denver, CO 20032, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
    5. Annette Weier & Paul Loke, 2007. "Precaution and the Precautionary Principle: two Australian case studies," Staff Working Papers 0705, Productivity Commission, Government of Australia.


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