Strengthening Import Regulations Segments World Markets

111ncreasing international trade in agricultural products often must be accompanied by strengthening import regulations designed to prevent the introduction of exotic livestock diseases or plant pests, which could devastate agricultural production in the importing country. Stricter regulations may separate world markets into so-called "free" and "affected" markets or may redefine their boundaries. Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) and regulations regarding it are a prime example. FMD is a serious, contagious viral disease that primarily affects cattle, swine, and other cloven-hoofed animals. Because of the nature and severity of the disease (see box), FMD is a major determinant of world beef trade patterns.


Issue Date:
Jan 01 1992
Publication Type:
Journal Article
Record Identifier:
http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/266061
ISSN:
1056-327X
Language:
English
Published in:
Food Review: The Magazine of Food Economics, Volume 15, Issue 1
Page range:
2-6




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