Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/171994
Authors: 
Fiankor, Dela-Dem Doe
Flachsbarth, Insa
Masood, Amjad
Brümmer, Bernhard
Year of Publication: 
2017
Series/Report no.: 
GlobalFood Discussion Papers 112
Abstract: 
With increasing global agrifood trade, private food standards and certifications have proliferated. Yet, their trade effects remain ambiguous. We provide further empirical evidence by assessing the effect of GlobalGAP certification on agrifood exports to high-value markets in EU and OECD countries. Empirically, we estimate a structural gravity model - that accounts for zero trade and endogeneity of certification - using a novel dataset of certified producers and land area cultivated to apples, bananas, and grapes from 2010 to 2015. While our results generally confirm the trade-enhancing effect of GlobalGAP certification for both developed and developing countries, we show that the effects vary across products.
Subjects: 
agricultural trade
GlobalGAP
private food standards
gravity model
JEL: 
F14
Q17
Q18
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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