publication . Thesis . 2003

Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures: The Case of Mexican Avocados

Bakshi, Nishita;
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  • Published: 17 Jul 2003
  • Publisher: Virginia Tech
  • Country: United States
This thesis examines the effects on demand, supply, imports, and prices of partial easing of sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) barriers to trade in the U.S. market in the case of Mexican avocados. The SPS Agreement plays a role in the avocado market studied here through its implications for negotiations between countries that have not utilized the formal channels of the WTO for resolving disputes. A quarantine in place from 1914 until very recently banned entry of Mexican avocados into the U.S. market on grounds of risk of pest infestation. Since the early 1970s this quarantine has been a cause of dispute between the Mexican and U.S. governments, resulting in ela...
free text keywords: avocados, partial equilibrium trade model, Sanitary and Phytosanitary issues
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