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The economics of quarantine and the SPS Agreement

The economics of quarantine and the SPS Agreement

McRae, C. F. (Cheryl F.), editor; Wilson, David (David William), 1947- editor; Anderson, Kym, editor

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Published Adelaide, South Australia : University of Adelaide Press 2012

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Statement of responsibility: edited by Kym Anderson, Cheryl McRae and David Wilson
ISBN: 1922064327, 9781922064325, 9781922064332
Note: Print version record.
Note: "This collection resulted from an international workshop funded and organised by Biosecurity Australia ... held at the Melbourne Business School on 24-25 October 2000"--Preface.
Note: "Originally published by the Centre for International Economic Studies, The University of Adelaide, and Biosecurity Australia"--Title page verso.
Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Physical Description: 1 online resource (xv, 414 pages)
Subject: Australia.; Imports.; International trade Congresses.; World Trade Organization.; International trade.; World Trade Organization Congresses.; Quarantine.; BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / International / Economics; Quarantine Australia Congresses.; Imports Australia Congresses.
Local note: JSTOR Books at JSTOR Open Access


  1. 1. Introduction /Kym Anderson, Cheryl McRae and David Wilson
  2. Part I

    1. The multilateral rules under WTO
    2. The integration of economics into SPS risk management policies: issues and challenges/Donna Roberts
    3. The analytical foundation of quarantine risk analysis /Mike 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
  3. Part II

    1. The 'appropriate level of protection'.
    2. Appropriate level of protection: a European perspective /Spencer Henson
    3. Appropriate level of protection: an Australian perspective /Digby Gascoine
    4. Appropriate level of protection: a New Zealand perspective /Hugh R. Bigsby
    5. Beyond iso-risk to include benefits under the SPS Agreement /Gil Rodriguez, Nico Klijn, Anna Heaney and Stephen Beare
    6. Integrating import risk and trade benefit analysis /Richard H. Snape and David Orden
  4. Part III

    1. Adding more economics to risk analysis.
    2. Least trade-restrictive SPS policies: an analytic framework is there but questions remain /David Orden, Clare Narrod and Joseph W. Glauber
    3. Quarantine decision making in Australia /Monika Binder
    4. Quarantine reform: Australia's recent experience /Carolyn Tanner
    5. Evaluating economic consequences of livestock diseases: a US perspective /Kenneth W. Forsythe Jr.
  5. IV.

    1. Specific health and environmental risks from trade.
    2. 15. Measuring the effect of food safety standards on African exports to Europe /Tsunehiro Otsuki, John S. Wilson and Mirvat Sewadeh
    3. GMOs, the SPS Agreement and the WTO /Kym Anderson and Chantal Pohl Nielsen
    4. Food safety policy in the WTO era /Sallie James
    5. Environmental risk evaluation in quarantine decision making /John D. Mumford
  6. Part V

    1. Conclusion.
    2. Summing up /David Robertson
  7. Appendix

    1. The legal text of the SPS Agreement.