Are Standards Always Protectionist? Marette, Stéphan Beghin, John Beghin, John
dc.contributor.department Center for Agricultural and Rural Development 2018-02-16T16:34:05.000 2020-06-30T01:05:03Z 2020-06-30T01:05:03Z 2015-07-03 2007-06-01
dc.description.abstract <p>We analyze the effects of a domestic standard that reduces an externality associated with the consumption of the good targeted by the standard, using a model in which foreign and domestic producers compete in the domestic good market. Producers can reduce expected damage associated with the externality by incurring a cost that varies by source of origin. Despite potential protectionism, the standard is useful in correcting the consumption externality in the domestic country. Protectionism occurs when the welfare-maximizing domestic standard is higher than the international standard maximizing welfare inclusive of foreign profits. The standard is actually anti-protectionist when foreign producers are much more efficient at addressing the externality than are domestic producers. Possible exclusion of domestic or foreign producers arises with large standards, which may alter the classification of a standard as protectionist or non-protectionist. The paper provides important implications for the estimation and use of tariff equivalents of nontariff barriers.</p>
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dc.subject.disciplines Economic Policy
dc.subject.disciplines International Economics
dc.subject.keywords externality
dc.subject.keywords nontariff barriers
dc.subject.keywords protectionism
dc.subject.keywords safety
dc.subject.keywords standard
dc.subject.keywords tariff equivalent
dc.title Are Standards Always Protectionist?
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