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Impact of organic guarantee systems on trade in organic products

Wynen, Els (2005) Impact of organic guarantee systems on trade in organic products. Paper at: Researching Sustainable Systems - International Scientific Conference on Organic Agriculture, Adelaide, Australia, September 21-23, 2005. [Unpublished]

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The need to meet a range of organic production standards and compliance systems to export to different countries imposes additional costs on producers in exporting countries. Harmonizing these systems would reduce these costs and facilitate international trade. Data on direct and indirect costs of non-harmonization were collected for the wheat and coffee sectors. Analysis using a bilateral trade model implies that the cost of non-harmonization of organic guarantee systems could be up to $US 550 million per year, with benefits going both to producers in the newly certified countries and consumers in the importing country. Producers in countries that already have preferential access, and producers in importing countries, could be disadvantaged as compared with the present situation.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:Organic farming, standards, certification, international trade
Subjects: Food systems > Markets and trade
Research affiliation: International Conferences > 2005: 1st ISOFAR Conference > 2005: 1st ISOFAR Conference
Related Links:http://orgprints.org/4013/, http://www.isofar.org/adelaide2005, http://orgprints.org/view/projects/int-conf-isofar-2005.html
Deposited By: ISOFAR,
ID Code:4501
Deposited On:15 Nov 2005
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:30
Document Language:English
Status:Unpublished
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted
Additional Publishing Information:The paper presented here is the final paper submitted by the authors to the conference Researching Sustainable Systems.
The final edited papers are available with the following publication:
Köpke, Ulrich; Niggli, Urs; Neuhoff, Daniel; Cornish, Peter; Lockeretz, Willie und Willer, Helga, (Hrsg.) (2005) Researching Sustainable Systems. Proceedings of the First Scientific Conference of the International Society of Organic Agriculture Research (ISOFAR), Held in Cooperation with the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM) and the National Association for Sustainable Agriculture, Australia (NASAA), 21 – 23 September 2005, Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide, South Australia.. Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL, CH-Frick, and International Society of Organic Agriculture Research (ISOFAR), c/o Institute of Organic Agriculture (IOL), DE-University of Bonn. http://orgprints.org/4013/
Distribution: Paper copies may be ordered from FiBL at a cost of 28 Euros plus mailing costs (see FiBL shop at http://www.fibl.org/shop); FiBL order number 1394. A PDF version is available free of charge for ISOFAR members via the member area of www.isofar.org.

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