Some Issues in the Economic Analysis of Technical Barriers to International Trade in Agri-Food Products
This paper examines the technical barriers to international trade. It focuses on the Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) barriers. In Section 2, the standard, small country, partial equilibrium model is modified to reflect the investment aspect of trade policy reform. Investment theory, itself, however, assumes away an important feature of the quarantine situation, namely, the vagueness about the probable effects of relaxing or removing a quarantine barrier. Such removal may give rise to events which have very small probabilities of occurence but which have substantial and possibly irreversibly damaging effects. This aspect of the decision problem is explored in Section 3, while Section 4 contains some concluding comments.
To our knowledge, this item is not available for
download. To find whether it is available, there are three
1. Check below under "Related research" whether another version of this item is available online.
2. Check on the provider's web page whether it is in fact available.
3. Perform a search for a similarly titled item that would be available.
|Date of creation:||1998|
|Contact details of provider:|| Postal: Department of Economics, The University of Melbourne, 4th Floor, FBE Building, Level 4, 111 Barry Street. Victoria, 3010, Australia|
Phone: +61 3 8344 8560
Fax: +61 3 8344 6899
Web page: http://fbe.unimelb.edu.au/economics
More information through EDIRC
When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:mlb:wpaper:663. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Muntasha Meemnun Khan)
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.