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Effects of Tariffs and Sanitary Barriers on High- and Low-Value Poultry Trade


  • Peterson, Everett B.
  • Orden, David


A competitive partial-equilibrium spatial model with heterogeneous goods is constructed to evaluate effects of the removal of tariffs, tariff-rate quotas, and sanitary regulations on world poultry trade. The model distinguishes between "highvalue" (mostly white meat) and "low-value" (mostly dark meat) poultry products and simulates the trade flows among eight exporting and importing countries and regions. Removing all barriers simultaneously has a larger impact on trade than removing only tariffs and tariff-rate quotas. Imposition of sanitary barriers against U.S. products by Russia shifts trade flows, but does not have large net impacts on U.S. producers.

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  • Peterson, Everett B. & Orden, David, 2005. "Effects of Tariffs and Sanitary Barriers on High- and Low-Value Poultry Trade," Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Western Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 30(01), April.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:jlaare:30785

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    1. Christine Wieck & Simon W. Schlüter & Wolfgang Britz, 2012. "Assessment of the Impact of Avian Influenza–related Regulatory Policies on Poultry Meat Trade and Welfare," The World Economy, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 35(8), pages 1037-1052, August.
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