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Type: Book (edited)
Title: The economics of quarantine and the SPS Agreement
Publisher: University of Adelaide Press
Publisher Place: Adelaide
Issue Date: 2001
ISBN: 0863964699
Editor: Anderson, K.
McRae, C.
Wilson, D.
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Edited by Kym Anderson, Cheryl McRae and David Wilson
Abstract: The Uruguay Round of multilateral trade negotiations, culminating in the GATT Secretariat being transformed into the World Trade Organization (WTO) on 1 January 1995, has altered forever the process of quarantine policymaking by national governments. On the one hand, WTO member countries retain the right to protect the life and health of their people, plants and animals from the risks of hazards such as pests and diseases arising from the importation of goods. On the other hand, the WTO’s Agreement on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (the SPS Agreement) requires that quarantine measures be determined in a manner that is transparent, consistent, scientifically based, and the least trade-restrictive. This collection resulted from an international workshop funded and organised by Biosecurity Australia, the agency of government responsible for analysing Australia's quarantine import risks and for negotiating multilateral SPS rules and less restrictive access to overseas markets for Australian produce. The workshop, which was held at the Melbourne Business School on 24-25 October 2000, brought together a distinguished group of applied economists and quarantine policy analysts whose focus involves regions as disparate as Europe, North America, Africa, Asia and New Zealand, in addition to Australia.
Contents: 1.Introduction Kym Anderson, Cheryl McRae and David Wilson -- Part I The multilateral rules under WTO -- 2. The integration of economics into SP S risk management policies: issues and challenges, Donna Roberts -- 3. The analytical foundation of quarantine risk analysis, Mikc J Nunn -- 4. The WTO dispute settlement framework and operation, Gretchen Heimpel Stanton -- 5. Implications of recent SPS dispute settlement cases, Gavin Goh and Andreas Ziegler -- Part II The 'appropriate level of protection' -- 6. Appropriate level of protection: a European perspective, Spencer Henson -- 7. Appropriate level of protection: an Australian perspective -- Digby Gascoine -- 8. Appropriate level of protection: a New Zealand perspective, Hugh R. Bigsby -- 9. Beyond iso--risk to include benefits under the SPS Agreement, Gil Rodriguez, Nico Klijn, Anna Heaney and Stephen Beare -- 10. Integrating import risk and trade benefit analysis, Richard H. Snape and David Orden. Part III Adding more economics to risk analysis -- 11. Least trade--restrictive SPS Policies: an analytic framework is there but questions remain, David Orden, Clare Narrod and Joseph W. Glauber -- 12. Quarantine decision making in Australia, Monika Binder -- 13. Quarantine reform: Australia's recent experience, Carolyn Tanner -- 14. Evaluating economic consequences of livestock diseases: a US perspective, Kenneth W. Forsythe Jr - Part IV Specific health and environmental risks from trade -- 15. Measuring the effect of food safety standards on African exports to Europe -- Tsunehiro Otsuki, John S. Wilson and Mirvat Sewadeh -- 16. GMOs, the SPS Agreement and the WTO, Kyrn Anderson arid Chantal Pohl Nielsen -- 17. Food safety policy in the WTO era, Sallie James -- 18. Environmental risk evaluation in quarantine decision making, John D. Mumford -- Part V Conclusion -- 19. Summing up -- David Robertson.
Description: Republished by University of Adelaide Press, 2012.
Rights: © 2001 Kym Anderson, Cheryl McRae and David Wilson. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
RMID: 0020082711
DOI: 10.1017/9781922064325
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