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The Economics Of Implementing Traceability In Beef Supply Chains: Trends In Major Producing And Trading Countries

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  • Souza Monteiro, Diogo M.
  • Caswell, Julie A.

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Countries have implemented traceability systems, especially after discovery of BSE in cattle, in order to quickly identify hazard sources. We compare the economic impacts of mandatory and voluntary systems in the EU, Japan, Australia, Brazil, Argentina, Canada, and the United States in terms of the systems' breadth, depth, and precision.

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  • Souza Monteiro, Diogo M. & Caswell, Julie A., 2004. "The Economics Of Implementing Traceability In Beef Supply Chains: Trends In Major Producing And Trading Countries," Working Paper Series 14521, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Department of Resource Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:umamwp:14521
    DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.14521
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