The Economics of Implementing Traceability in Beef Supply Chains: Trends in Major Producing and Trading Countries
University of Massachusetts, Amherst Working Paper No. 2004-6
32 Pages Posted: 30 Jun 2004
Date Written: June 2004
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.
Keywords: Traceability, beef markets, international trade
JEL Classification: L15, Q17, Q18
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