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Sanitary and phytosanitary standards: Does consumers' health protection justify developing countries' producers' exclusion?

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  • Cristina Grazia

    (Agricultural Economics and Engineering Department - UNIBO - Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna [Bologna])

  • Abdelhakim Hammoudi

    (INRA - Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique)

  • Oualid Hamza

    (ALISS - Alimentation et sciences sociales - INRA - Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique)

Abstract

The objective of this paper is to analyze the effects public regulatory tools for food safety, notably maximum admitted contamination thresholds and official controls performed at importing country's borders on both developing countries' market access and consumers' health. An Industrial Economics approach is developed that endogenizes the sanitary risk associated with imports by explicitly taking into account the interaction between the public regulatory tools and the strategic response of producers/exporters. Producers' strategic reaction is shown to crucially depend on the characteristics of the economic environment. Moreover, a regulatory reinforcement may exacerbate producers/exporters exclusion without improving consumers' health protection.

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  • Cristina Grazia & Abdelhakim Hammoudi & Oualid Hamza, 2012. "Sanitary and phytosanitary standards: Does consumers' health protection justify developing countries' producers' exclusion?," Post-Print hal-00939245, HAL.
  • Handle: RePEc:hal:journl:hal-00939245
    DOI: 10.4074/S1966960712002020
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    Keywords

    maximum admitted contamination thresholds; official border controls; consumers' health; producers/exporters' exclusion; seuils maximaux de contamination autorisés; contrôles officiels à la frontière; santé des consommateurs; exclusion des producteurs/exportateurs;
    All these keywords.

    JEL classification:

    • L15 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Information and Product Quality
    • Q12 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Micro Analysis of Farm Firms, Farm Households, and Farm Input Markets
    • Q18 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Agricultural Policy; Food Policy
    • F14 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Empirical Studies of Trade

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