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Logistic Barriers to U.S.–Mexico Grain and Soybean Trade


  • Salin, Delmy L.
  • Somwaru, Agapi
  • Reilly, Byron E.


Fourteen years after the implementation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), border-crossing restrictions still remain with Mexico. Although studies have analyzed the impact of NAFTA trade liberalization, there has only been limited research on effects of informal trade barriers on U.S.–Mexico grain and soybean flows. This paper quantitatively measures the impact of logistic barriers impeding U.S.–Mexico grain and soybean trade. A conditional model testing for the presence of asymmetries in grain trade suggests that logistic barriers and transshipments are correlated. Econometric analysis rejects the null hypo

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  • Salin, Delmy L. & Somwaru, Agapi & Reilly, Byron E., 2008. "Logistic Barriers to U.S.–Mexico Grain and Soybean Trade," Journal of Food Distribution Research, Food Distribution Research Society, vol. 39(3), pages 1-14, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:jlofdr:55982
    DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.55982

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    1. Zahniser, Steven & Moreno, Adriana H. & Calderón Ruanova, Arturo & Angadjivand, Sahar & Calderón Elizalde, Francisco Javier & Calvin, Linda & López Amador, César & López López, Nicolás Fernando & Vald, 2016. "Opportunities for Making U.S.-Mexico Agricultural Trade More Agile," Economic Information Bulletin 262139, United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.

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