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Quantitative Policy Analysis of Sanitary, Phytosanitary and Technical Barriers to Trade

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  • Beghin, John C.
  • Bureau, Jean-Christophe

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This paper surveys and analyses existing methodologies to model and quantify non-tariff trade barriers (NTBs) in the agricultural and food sectors. The analysis centers on sanitary, phytosanitary, and technical regulations that can have an impact on trade. The paper stresses methods that provide some quantitative estimates of the impact of such barriers on market equilibrium, trade flows, economic efficiency, and welfare. Potential areas for future applied research are identified.

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  • Beghin, John C. & Bureau, Jean-Christophe, 2001. "Quantitative Policy Analysis of Sanitary, Phytosanitary and Technical Barriers to Trade," Staff General Research Papers Archive 5119, Iowa State University, Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:isu:genres:5119
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    Keywords

    TBT; SPS; technical barrier to trade; phytosanitary; sanitary; nontariff;

    JEL classification:

    • F13 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade Policy; International Trade Organizations
    • Q18 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Agricultural Policy; Food Policy

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