Quantitative policy analysis of sanitary, phytosanitary and technical barriers to trade

John C. Beghin, Jean Christophe Bureau

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This paper surveys and analyses existing methodologies to model and quantify non-tariff trade barriers (NTBs) in the agricultural and food sectors. The analysis centers on sanitary, phytosanitary, and technical regulations that can have an impact on trade. The paper stresses methods that provide some quantitative estimates of the impact of such barriers on market equilibrium, trade flows, economic efficiency, and welfare. Potential areas for future applied research are identified.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNontariff Measures and International Trade
PublisherWorld Scientific Publishing Co. Pte Ltd
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9789813144415
ISBN (Print)9789813144408
StatePublished - Nov 28 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Agicultural policy
  • Border effect
  • Empirical estimation
  • Non-tariff barriers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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