The Impact of Regulations on Agricultural Trade: Evidence from the Sps and Tbt Agreements

Posted: 11 Apr 2008

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Anne-Célia Disdier

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Lionel Fontagne

University of Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne; Paris School of Economics; CEPII

Mondher Mimouni

International Trade Centre (UNCTAD/WTO)

Date Written: 2007-10

Abstract

According to World Trade Organization rules, countries may adopt regulations under the Agreements on Sanitary and Phyto-Sanitary (SPS) and Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT). We analyze the structure of these measures in agricultural trade. The inventory approach suggests that European countries have among the lowest coverage ratios of all OECD countries. Using a gravity equation, we also estimate their stringency. Our results suggest that they significantly reduce developing countries' exports to OECD countries, but do not affect trade between OECD members. Furthermore, European imports are more negatively influenced by SPS and TBTs than imports of other OECD countries.

Suggested Citation

Disdier, Anne-Célia and Fontagne, Lionel and Mimouni, Mondher, The Impact of Regulations on Agricultural Trade: Evidence from the Sps and Tbt Agreements (2007-10). American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Vol. 90, No. 2, pp. 336-350, May 2008, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1119018 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8276.2007.01127.x

Anne-Célia Disdier

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