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Trade and invasive species risk mitigation: Reconciling WTO compliance with maximising the gains from trade

Cook, David; Fraser, Rob W.


This paper analyses the issue of balancing the gains from trade with the risk of pest and disease transference. Two decision frameworks for determining whether or not to permit trade in a potentially invasive species-carrying good are presented. The first considers only the potential production losses resulting from an invasive species entering through a trade pathway, as is prescribed by WTO compliance. The second is a unilateral welfare-maximising approach which considers the consumer gains...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Food Policy
DOI: 10.1016/j.foodpol.2007.07.001


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