Food safety compliance by developing country exporters: An analysis of US import refusals

Crawford School of Public Policy
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Event details

PhD Seminar (Econ)

Date & time

Friday 23 April 2021


Weston Theatre , Crawford School of Public Policy, No 132, Lennox Crossing, The ANU


Wanissa Suanin

This paper examines food safety compliance by processed food exporters from developing countries through an analysis of the US import refusals during 2003–2018. The import refusals reveal that developing countries’ performance in complying with US food safety standards was far lower than that of developed countries, but their capability to meet food safety standards seems to have improved over time. Exporting countries’ economic development, export experience, and foreign direct investment play an important role in improving their compliance ability. Demand for trade protection from producers in the US has an impact on the stringency of monitoring food safety compliance.

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