Polytechnic University of Valencia Congress, 1st International Conference on Business Management

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Determinants of Non-Tariff Measures in Agricultural Trade
Lorena Tudela Marco, José María García Álvarez-Coque, Maria Luisa Marti Selva

Last modified: 21-07-2015


Over the past few decades a great deal of effort has been made to facilitate the markets access. This effort has attempted to reduce tariff in particular. Resulting from the reduction in tariffs, the significance of an interest in Non-Tariff Measures (NTMs) has increased. In this paper we address certain hypotheses on the factors that contribute to explain the extent of the use of NTMs and their numberrelated to Sanitary and Phytosanitary Regulation. One hypothesis we want to test relates to the existence of “policy substitution” between tariffs and NTMs. The second is the hypothesis that “path dependence” can affect the number of food alert notifications at the borders.


DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4995/ICBM.2015.1294


policy substitution, path dependence, agrifood trade, alert notification,RASFF

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