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ISM Public and Private Efforts to Mitigate Risks in Imported Agricultural Products

Investigators
Buzby, Jean; Roberts, Tanya
Institutions
USDA - Economic Research Service
Start date
2005
End date
2007
Objective
Research will examine what type of products and/or suppliers encounter difficulties in meeting trade-related SPS standards.
More information
NON-TECHNICAL SUMMARY: Research will examine what type of products and/or suppliers encounter difficulties in meeting trade-related SPS standards.

APPROACH: The approach will be a combination of descriptive analyses, econometric estimation of parameters, and case studies of mitigation techniques already in place.

PROGRESS: 2007/10 TO 2008/09
The report Food Safety and Imports: An Analysis of FDA Import Refusal Reports by Jean C. Buzby, Laurian J. Unnevehr, and Donna Roberts (Economic Information Bulletin No. (EIB-39) 47 pp) was published in September 2008. The cooperator, Dr. Alex Winter-Nelson at the University of Illinois) has also submitted a preliminary report, Trade Capacity Building for Improved Food Safety: Is SPS-Related Technical Assistance Consistent with Food Safety Hazards?, which is being reviewed by project staff to determine what remains to be done to fully realize project objectives.

Funding Source
Economic Research Service
Project number
ISM-105
Accession number
406148
Categories
Parasites
Natural Toxins
Viruses and Prions
Bacterial Pathogens
Chemical Contaminants