Differences of import requirements in agri-food trade – an explorative analysis of new data

M.L. Rau, K. Shutes

    Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference paperProfessional

    Abstract

    This paper presents an analysis of requirements in international agri-food trade by applying new data collected in the EU project “NTM impact”. For the analysis, an index of regulatory heterogeneity in trade is developed so as to combine binary, ordered and quantitative information contents of different types of requirements. The results of the index analysis shed light on which requirements differ between pairs of trade partner countries and show which products are regulated more than others. In a second step, the results will be set into the context of trade indicators such as trade flows for example. The analysis of differences of requirements between countries can provide useful insights for policy-makers when deciding on convergence, harmonisation or equivalence of requirements or when solving market access issues due to regulatory heterogeneity.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - 2012
    EventChallenges of Global Change for Agricultural Development and World Food Security, Hohenheim, Germany -
    Duration: 26 Sep 201228 Sep 2012

    Conference

    ConferenceChallenges of Global Change for Agricultural Development and World Food Security, Hohenheim, Germany
    Period26/09/1228/09/12

    Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Differences of import requirements in agri-food trade – an explorative analysis of new data'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

    Cite this