Regulatory SPS instruments in meat trade
AbstractPolicy makers have to choose between different potentially risk-reducing instruments regulating agri-food trade. Analysing the meat sector, the paper aims at identifying least trade distorting regulations for different policy goals relevant to the SPS agreement. For this purpose, a non-linear gravity model is estimated by Poisson pseudo-maximum likelihood and applied to a panel data set at HS 4-digit level. Regulations are distinguished by a frequency approach allowing to identify the least trade distorting regulation for each policy objective. The results suggest significant differences of trade impacts between types of sanitary regulations.
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Date of creation: 2009
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agri-food trade; gravity model; Poisson regression; Agricultural and Food Policy; Food Consumption/Nutrition/Food Safety; International Relations/Trade; C23; F14; Q17;
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