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Title: ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF QUARANTINE: THE ECONOMICS OF AUSTRALIA’S BAN ON NEW ZEALAND APPLE IMPORTS
Authors: Arthur, Matthew
Issue Date: 2006-02
Abstract: The quarantine policy decision-making process in Australia is subject to the principles of the World Trade Organisation’s SPS Agreement. It is primarily based on the risks and associated economic costs accruing to producers in the event of disease entry. The costs of a quarantine measure in terms of forgone trade benefits are not considered. The impact associated with this asymmetric approach is identified by demonstrating the gains to consumers which may arise through liberalised markets using a case study of the Australian apple industry. A partial equilibrium analysis is used to show the potential impacts of apple market liberalisation. The economic impact of liberalisation of the Australian apple market by permitting apple imports can be expected to yield gains to consumers which are greater than the economic costs imposed on producers.
URI: http://purl.umn.edu/137985
Institution/Association: Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society>2006 Conference (50th), February 8-10, Sydney, Australia
Total Pages: 18
Collections: 2006 Conference (50th), February 8-10, 2006, Sydney, Australia

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