Poisoned Grapes, Mad Cows and Protectionism
AbstractThis paper studies two episodes where a ban on imports was imposed to safeguard people's health. The rst case is the poisoned grapes crisis involving Chile and the United States in 1989. The second is the "mad cows" dispute, which broke out in 1996, between the United Kingdom and the European Union. These case studies motivate a new denition of "protectionist measure" which is applied to argue that the European Union's ban on British beef exports was not protectionist, while the US ban on Chilean fruit possibly classies as such a measure.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Centro de Economía Aplicada, Universidad de Chile in its series Documentos de Trabajo with number 76.
Date of creation: 2000
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- F13 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade Policy; International Trade Organizations
- F14 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Empirical Studies of Trade
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-AGR-2002-06-18 (Agricultural Economics)
- NEP-ALL-2002-05-03 (All new papers)
- NEP-MIC-2002-05-03 (Microeconomics)
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