LDC Food Exports and Food Safety Standards in High-Income Countries

What role for the public sector in overcoming barriers to trade?
  • Laurian J. Unnevehr


Food safety standards may pose a barrier to expanded food exports from less developed countries (LDCs) (Thilmany and Barrett 1997, Henson et al. 2000). The importance of such barriers may be growing as traditional trade barriers in the agricultural sector are reduced, as new hazards are identified and regulated in high-income countries, and as LDCs seek more open and export-oriented growth for their agricultural sectors. These trends converge to make food safety standards an important potential barrier to trade.


European Union Food Safety Export Market Agric Econ Food Safety Standard 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Laurian J. Unnevehr
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  1. 1.Department of Agricultural and Consumer EconomicsUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignUSA

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