Food Safety Standards and Export Competitiveness in the Food and Processed Food Industries in Asia-Pacific Countries Report as inadecuate




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Developing country producers face several constraints related to food safetystandards imposed by developed countries. The purpose of this study is to identifyfactors affecting export flows with respect to food safety standards; and to measure theeffects of food safety standards on exports.This study incorporates a food safety variable in a gravity model. The analysisuses aggregate data for bilateral exports of processed food products, and data for factorsaffecting bilateral export flows for 17 years on 16 OECD and Asia-Pacific countries.The results show that food product exports are negatively affected by aflatoxinstandards. A one percent increase in food safety standards decrease exports byapproximately one percent. This means that large changes in food standards (which arecommon these days) will have salutary, deleterious impacts on food exports bydeveloping countries.

Subject(s): Food Consumption/Nutrition/Food Safety

International Relations/Trade

Issue Date: 2007

Publication Type: Conference Paper/ Presentation

PURL Identifier: http://purl.umn.edu/9399

Total Pages: 17

Series Statement: 103rd EAAE Seminar 'Adding Value to the Agro-Food Supply Chain in the Future Euromediterranean Space'

Record appears in: European Association of Agricultural Economists (EAAE) > 103rd Seminar, April 23-25, 2007, Barcelona, Spain





Author: Babool, Md. Ashfaqul Islam ; Reed, Michael R.

Source: http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/9399?ln=en







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