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Regulatory SPS instruments in meat trade

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  • Schlueter, Simon W.
  • Wieck, Christine
  • Heckelei, Thomas

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Policy 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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  • Schlueter, Simon W. & Wieck, Christine & Heckelei, Thomas, 2009. "Regulatory SPS instruments in meat trade," Discussion Papers 56972, University of Bonn, Institute for Food and Resource Economics.
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    Keywords

    agri-food trade; gravity model; Poisson regression; Agricultural and Food Policy; Food Consumption/Nutrition/Food Safety; International Relations/Trade; C23; F14; Q17;

    JEL classification:

    • C23 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Spatio-temporal Models
    • F14 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Empirical Studies of Trade
    • Q17 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Agriculture in International Trade

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