Standards-as-Barriers versus Standards-as-Catalysts: Assessing the Impact of HACCP Implementation on U.S. Seafood Imports
Sven Anders () and
Julie Caswell ()
No 2007-7, Working Papers from University of Massachusetts Amherst, Department of Resource Economics
The United States mandated a Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) food safety standard for seafood in 1997. Panel model results for the period 1990 to 2004 suggest that HACCP introduction had a negative and significant impact on overall seafood imports from the top 33 suppliers. While the effect for developed countries was positive, the negative HACCP effect for developing countries supports the view of “standards-as-barriers” versus ”standards-as-catalysts.” When the effect is analyzed at an individual country level a different perspective emerges. Regardless of development status, leading seafood exporters generally gained sales volume with the U.S., while most other smaller trading partners faced losses or stagnant sales.
Keywords: food standards; international trade; developed and developing countries (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: Q18 F14 L51 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 35 pages
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