Technical trade barriers in US|Europe agricultural trade
Silvia Weyerbrock and
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Silvia Weyerbrock: Department of Food and Resource Economics, Delaware Agricultural Experiment Station, 233 Townsend Hall, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19717-1303, Postal: Department of Food and Resource Economics, Delaware Agricultural Experiment Station, 233 Townsend Hall, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19717-1303
Agribusiness, 2000, vol. 16, issue 2, 235-251
Technical barriers strongly affect US|European agricultural and food trade. A 1996 USDA survey identifies 57 questionable European regulations affecting US agricultural exports with an estimated trade impact of $899.55 million. This article identifies European and US technical regulations that impede bilateral trade. The article provides a background for case studies and draws conclusions regarding the future role of technical barriers. We expect that technical barriers in US|Europe trade will proliferate in the future because of changes in trade rules, higher demand for food safety and various food quality attributes, and EU membership of Eastern European countries. © 2000 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
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