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Impact of Sanitary and Technical Measures on Brazilian Exports of Poultry Meat


  • Fassarella, Luiza Meneguelli
  • Souza, Mauricio Jorge Pinto de
  • Burnquist, Heloisa Lee


The major objective of this work is to evaluate the effects of technical and sanitary measures introduced by the main world importers upon Brazilian poultry meat in the international market. The impact of the measures is estimated using a gravity model constructed with disaggregated data about bilateral poultry meat between Brazil and its major trade partners for the period from 1996 to 2009. The gravity model is estimated with a fixed effects model and the results indicate that the impact of TBT and SPS measures upon Brazilian poultry meat exports is ambiguous. The results indicated that the existence of technical and sanitary regulations related to labelling might be stimulating trade of this product, while the presence regulations related to compliance appears to reduce the volume of Brazilian exports of poultry meat. In addition, the existence of prohibitive (and/or subject to quarantine) technical and sanitary measures may present a positive impact upon the traded volume of Brazilian exports of poultry meat. This result is relevant since it indicates the importance in considering different characteristics and content of regulations to analyse the impacts of TBT and SPS measures upon trade.

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  • Fassarella, Luiza Meneguelli & Souza, Mauricio Jorge Pinto de & Burnquist, Heloisa Lee, 2011. "Impact of Sanitary and Technical Measures on Brazilian Exports of Poultry Meat," 2011 Annual Meeting, July 24-26, 2011, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 103453, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:aaea11:103453

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    1. Pramila Crivelli & Jasmin Groeschl, 2016. "The Impact of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures on Market Entry and Trade Flows," The World Economy, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 39(3), pages 444-473, March.
    2. Crivelli, Pramila & Gröschl, Jasmin, 2012. "SPS measures and trade: Implementation matters," WTO Staff Working Papers ERSD-2012-05, World Trade Organization (WTO), Economic Research and Statistics Division.

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    Technical and Sanitary measure; Poultry meat; Gravity equation; International Relations/Trade;

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