Protectionism indices for non-tariff measures: An application to maximum residue levels

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Abstract

We propose aggregation indices of Non-Tariff Measures (NTMs) to quantify their protectionism relative to international standards of stringency. We apply the indices to national Maximum Residue Limit (MRL) regulations on pesticides and veterinary drugs affecting agricultural and food trade and using a science-based criteria embodied in Codex Alimentarius international standards. The approach links two streams of the NTM literature, one concerned with the aggregation of various NTMs into operational indices for econometric and modeling purposes, and the other attempting to evaluate the protectionism of NTMs. The data used in the application come from a large international dataset on veterinary and pesticide MRLs and CODEX MRL standards for a large set of countries.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNontariff Measures and International Trade
PublisherWorld Scientific Publishing Co. Pte Ltd
Pages167-178
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9789813144415
ISBN (Print)9789813144408
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 28 2016
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Barriers
  • MRL
  • Maximum residue limit
  • NTMs
  • Non-tariff measures
  • Protectionism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)

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