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Exploring EU food safety notifications on Agro-food imports: Are Mediterranean partner countries discriminated?

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dc.contributor.author Taghouti, Ibtissem es_ES
dc.contributor.author Martinez Gómez, Victor David es_ES
dc.contributor.author García Alvarez-Coque, José María es_ES
dc.date.accessioned 2018-05-18T04:17:51Z
dc.date.available 2018-05-18T04:17:51Z
dc.date.issued 2015 es_ES
dc.identifier.issn 2147-8988 es_ES
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10251/102162
dc.description.abstract [EN] Limited capacity to comply with standards and controls has constrained the trade opportunities generated by bilateral agreements and preferences given to developing countries such as those belonging to the Mediterranean region. Specifically, in this paper we focus on the implementation of a specific type of Non-Tariff Measures that includes food safety concerns by the European Union. This is carried out through exploring some of the influencing factors on food standard enforcement in the EU, which is a major importer of agro-food products from developing countries. The issue at stake emerges on the possible rationale behind the border notifications on food imports -which can be the result of the management of specific risks- but beyond that by considering the reputation of the product or of the country of origin. We explore the hypothesis that the past border notifications affect current notifications, in other words, they affect current decisions on the implementation of food standards by the EU. Methodologically, notifications are extracted from those reported on the Rapid Alert System for Feed and Food (RASFF), and count data models are used to account for the over-dispersion existing in them. The results of the paper support the hypothesis that previous food notifications may slightly affect current notifications; nevertheless this effect seems to be less relevant for products of interest for Mediterranean Partner Countries. Hence, we cannot identify a pro or anti Mediterranean bias in the way that food safety controls are implemented at the EU borders. es_ES
dc.description.sponsorship The authors wish to thank Josep Domènech and Lorena Tudela for helpful insights and assistance in implementing the algorithm for the transformation of RASFF data into computable data. The authors acknowledge the support received from the projects AGL2012–39793-C03–02, funded by the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (Spain) and the Univeristat Politècnica de València (PAID 06-12).
dc.language Inglés es_ES
dc.publisher Harun Uçak es_ES
dc.relation UPV-VIN/SP20120841 es_ES
dc.relation MINECO/AGL2012-39793-C03-02 es_ES
dc.relation.ispartof International Journal of Food and Agricultural Economics es_ES
dc.rights Reconocimiento (by) es_ES
dc.subject Non-Tariff Measures es_ES
dc.subject Mediterranean Partner Countries es_ES
dc.subject SPS measures es_ES
dc.subject Agro-food trade es_ES
dc.subject.classification ECONOMIA, SOCIOLOGIA Y POLITICA AGRARIA es_ES
dc.subject.classification ECONOMIA APLICADA es_ES
dc.title Exploring EU food safety notifications on Agro-food imports: Are Mediterranean partner countries discriminated? es_ES
dc.type Artículo es_ES
dc.rights.accessRights Abierto es_ES
dc.contributor.affiliation Universitat Politècnica de València. Departamento de Economía y Ciencias Sociales - Departament d'Economia i Ciències Socials es_ES
dc.description.bibliographicCitation Taghouti, I.; Martinez Gomez, VD.; García Alvarez-Coque, JM. (2015). Exploring EU food safety notifications on Agro-food imports: Are Mediterranean partner countries discriminated?. International Journal of Food and Agricultural Economics. 3(2):15-29. http://hdl.handle.net/10251/102162 es_ES
dc.description.accrualMethod S es_ES
dc.relation.publisherversion http://www.foodandagriculturejournal.com/ es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpinicio 15 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpfin 29 es_ES
dc.type.version info:eu repo/semantics/publishedVersion es_ES
dc.description.volume 3 es_ES
dc.description.issue 2 es_ES
dc.relation.pasarela 294773 es_ES
dc.contributor.funder Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV) es_ES
dc.contributor.funder Ministerio de Economía, Industria y Competitividad (MINECO) es_ES


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