OECD Food, Agriculture and Fisheries Papers

Selected studies on various food, agriculture and fisheries issues from the OECD Trade and Agriculture Directorate.

NB. No. 1 to No. 58 were released under the previous series title OECD Food, Agriculture and Fisheries Working Papers.


Case Studies of Costs and Benefits of Non-Tariff Measures

Cheese, Shrimp and Flowers

This report applies a cost-benefit analysis to quantify the economic effects of non-tariff measures in the agri-food sector. Three case studies are presented to demonstrate how such analysis can help identify least-cost solutions of Non-Tariff Measures (NTMs) designed to ensure that imported products meet domestic requirements. The present analysis examines benefits and costs for the different domestic and foreign stakeholders involved, thus taking a broader view that goes beyond evaluating the trade impact alone.


Keywords: food safety, international trade, non-tariff measures, plant health, trade policy
JEL: D61: Microeconomics / Welfare Economics / Allocative Efficiency; Cost-Benefit Analysis; L51: Industrial Organization / Regulation and Industrial Policy / Economics of Regulation; Q17: Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics / Agriculture / Agriculture in International Trade; F13: International Economics / Trade / Trade Policy; International Trade Organizations
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