Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/73846
Authors: 
Crivelli, Pramila
Gröschl, Jasmin
Year of Publication: 
2012
Series/Report no.: 
Ifo Working Paper 136
Abstract: 
In an attempt to disentangle the impact of sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) measures on trade patterns, we estimate a Heckman selection model on the HS4 disaggregated level of trade. We find that aggregated SPS measures constitute barriers to agricultural and food trade consistently to all exporters. But conditional on market entry, trade flows are positively affected by SPS measures. Additionally, we find that SPS measures related to conformity assessment hamper market entry and trade flows, while SPS measures related to product characteristics pose an entry barrier but increase bilateral trade flows conditional on meeting the standard
Subjects: 
Agriculture
international trade
sanitary and phytosanitary measures
conformity assessment
Heckman selection model
JEL: 
C23
F14
Q17
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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