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Title:Risk assessment in the international food safety policy arena: can the multilateral institutions encourage unbiased outcomes? PDF Logo
Authors:Jackson, Lee Ann
Jansen, Marion
Issue Date:2009
Series/Report no.:WTO Staff Working Paper ERSD-2009-01
Abstract:In this paper we provide a description of how food safety related scientific evidence is generated and how it is used in the context of risk assessment for international standard-setting at CODEX and in WTO trade disputes. In particular, we discuss the processes leading to policy conclusions on the basis of scientific evidence, with a focus on the interactions involved between private and public sector actors and those between scientific experts” and others. We identify weaknesses in the current institutional set-up and provide suggestions on how to improve the interaction between different players at the national and international level so as to strengthen the existing system and increase its cost efficiency.
Subjects:Food safety standards
risk assessment
policy capture
Codex Alimentarius Commission
WTO
JEL:F13
Q16
Q18
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:WTO Staff Working Papers, Economic Research and Statistics Division, WTO

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