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The Protectionism Of Food Safety Standards In International Agricultural Trade, John C. Beghin Jan 2014

The Protectionism Of Food Safety Standards In International Agricultural Trade, John C. Beghin

Agricultural Policy Review

Each country sets their own standards for acceptable pesticide maximum residue limits, with some countries imposing harsher standards than others do. Taxes and governmental red tape only further compound the issues, often leading to protectionism in agricultural trade. Using data from the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service a protectionism index has been developed for more than 80 countries.


Country Of Origin Labeling: Who Wants It?, Sebastien Pouliot Jan 2013

Country Of Origin Labeling: Who Wants It?, Sebastien Pouliot

Agricultural Policy Review

After years of discussions, compromises, and revisions, the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) published the final interim rule on August 1, 2008, regarding Country of Origin Labeling (COOL). Full enforcement of COOL began on March 16, 2009.