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Technical Barriers Affecting Agricultural Exports from China: The Case of Fresh Apples
(Virginia Tech. Global Issues Initiative, 2007-12)
This report addresses technical barriers that limit the agricultural trade of China in the case of phytosanitary barriers to fresh apple exports. Apple production in China has increased substantially in recent years and ...
The Importance of Technical Barriers to Agri-Food Trade: Evidence from the TBT Specific Trade Concerns Raised at the WTO
(Virginia Tech. Global Issues Initiative, 2019-06-15)
This Working Paper distinguishes between 212 specific trade concerns (STCs) related to regulatory measures affecting trade of agri-food products and 336 concerning other products. These STCs were discussed at the WTO during ...
Preliminary Report: Potential Economic Effects of the Reduction in Agricultural and Nonagricultural Trade Barriers in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership
(Virginia Tech. Global Issues Initiative, 2016-10)
The objective of this paper is to provide an assessment of the potential economic effects in the U.S. and EU28 of reducing the trade barriers between the two economies¹. A global computable general equilibrium (CGE) model ...
Some Notes on the Economic Environment Affecting the Debate on the Agricultural Act of 2014
(Virginia Tech. Global Issues Initiative, 2014-10)
The recent U.S. farm bill was passed by Congress and signed into law by President Barack Obama on February 7, 2014 as the Agricultural Act of 2014. Traditionally, farm bills are passed every five years, but the recent bill, ...
Potential Economic Effects on the Philippines of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)
(Virginia Tech. Global Issues Initiative, 2015-02)
The TPP is a potential economic block in Asia Pacific. If the negotiations are successful, the TPP can have important implications for the Philippines whether it decides to join or not because countries in TPP are important ...
Review of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA): What it means, where it is headed, and why it matters
(Virginia Tech. Global Issues Initiative, 2011-09)
Between November 30 2010 and January 4 2011, the Food Drug and Administration (FDA) Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), or HR 2751, was passed through the US governing bodies, representing the first large-scale change ...
A Review of Literature on the Economics of Invasive Species
(Virginia Tech. Global Issues Initiative, 2009-09)
There is increased demand within the regulatory processes of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) for a higher level of analysis that integrates pest risks with economic considerations. This paper reviews the ...
The Challenge Of Increasing Global Trade: How To Address Linkages And Barriers
(Virginia Tech, 2008-02-22)
Two specific cases of trade regulation are examined in this presentation. In the case of avocados from Mexico, the U.S. market has been opened following more than a decade of related rule making. Substantial imports now ...
Potential Fresh Apple Imports from China: A Preliminary Case Study
(Virginia Tech, 2010-02-26)
This presentation considers the benefits of and possible obstacles to fresh apple imports from China.
The Pending 2008 U.S. Farm Bill in Perspective
(Virginia Tech, 2008-01)
This paper examines the issues facing U.S. farm policy in 2007 and beyond in an historical context. Reforms of the main commodity programs along a cash-out and decoupling path peaked when prices were high in 1995-96. Recent ...