The impact of food safety standards on agricultural exports: The case of Vietnam’s coffee and rice exports

Crawford School of Public Policy | Arndt-Corden Department of Economics

Event details

PhD Seminar (Econ)

Date & time

Friday 21 February 2020


Miller Theatre Level 1, Old Canberra House Building 73, Lennox Crossing, ANU


Mai Nguyen


Ryan Edwards
+61 2 6125 5191

Non-tariff barriers like food safety standards are an important restriction to international trade. The costs of these measures are claimed to be disproportionately borne by developing countries but evidence supporting this claim remains scant. This paper estimates the impacts of maximum residue limit (MRL) standards of Azoxystrobin and Chlorpyrifos on Vietnamese rice and coffee exports. The impacts of MRL standards are on average negative, but heterogeneous across products.

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