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Main Title: Food standards and exports: evidence for China
Author(s): Mangelsdorf, Axel
Portugal-Perez, Alberto
Wilson, John S.
Type: Article
Language Code: en
Abstract: Using a new database on standards in China, we estimate the impact of voluntary and mandatory standards – either harmonized to international norms or purely domestic – on Chinese food exports. The dataset covers seven Chinese products over the period 1992–2008. We find that standards have a positive effect on China's export performance, as the benefits to standardization in terms of reducing potential information asymmetry and signaling enhance food safety, and quality in foreign markets seem to surpass compliance costs. Our estimation results show that the positive effect of Chinese standards is larger when they are harmonized to international measures. The results suggest that there are clear benefits to China's steps to base their domestic standards and regulations on international measures.
Issue Date: 2012
Date Available: 23-Nov-2017
DDC Class: 330 Wirtschaft
380 Handel, Kommunikation, Verkehr
Journal Title: World trade review
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publisher Place: Cambridge
Volume: 11
Issue: 3
Publisher DOI: 10.1017/s1474745612000195
Page Start: 507
Page End: 526
EISSN: 1475-3138
ISSN: 1474-7456
Notes: Dieser Beitrag ist mit Zustimmung des Rechteinhabers aufgrund einer (DFG geförderten) Allianz- bzw. Nationallizenz frei zugänglich.
This publication is with permission of the rights owner freely accessible due to an Alliance licence and a national licence (funded by the DFG, German Research Foundation) respectively.
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