Reputation Matters : Spillover Effects in the Enforcement of US SPS Measures

@inproceedings{Jouanjean2011ReputationM,
  title={Reputation Matters : Spillover Effects in the Enforcement of US SPS Measures},
  author={Marie-Agn{\`e}s Jouanjean and Jean-Christophe Maur and B. Shepherd},
  year={2011}
}
  • Marie-Agnès Jouanjean, Jean-Christophe Maur, B. Shepherd
  • Published 2011
This paper uses a novel dataset on US food import refusals to show that reputation is an important factor in the enforcement of sanitary and phyto-sanitary (SPS) measures. The strongest reputation effect comes from a country’s own history of compliance in relation to a particular product. The odds of at least one import refusal in the current year increase by over 300% if there was a refusal in the preceding year, after controlling for other factors. However, the data are also suggestive of the… CONTINUE READING