A Race to the Top ? A Case Study of Food Safety Standards and African Exports

@inproceedings{Otsuki2001ART,
  title={A Race to the Top ? A Case Study of Food Safety Standards and African Exports},
  author={Tsunehiro Otsuki and John S. Wilsonb and Mirvat Sewadehc},
  year={2001}
}
The growing concern over health risks associated with food products is at the forefront of trade policy debate. At the center of this debate is the role of the "precautionary principle." This framework for decision making holds that precaution against health, environmental, and safety risks should be exercised even when scientific evidence of risk is unclear. This paper quantifies the impact of standards on aflatoxins implemented by the EU on food exports from African countries. The authors… CONTINUE READING