Impact of EU Organic Product Certification Legislation on the Development of the Chilean Organic Supply Chain

Garcia Martinez, M. and Banados, F. (2001) Impact of EU Organic Product Certification Legislation on the Development of the Chilean Organic Supply Chain. In: 72nd Seminar of the European Association of Agricultural Economists, Organic Food Marketing Trends, Chania, Greece. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

Empirical studies have underlined the importance of technical trade barriers in the agricultural sector. For organic food products, national differences in standards and certification systems could act as a major non-tariff barrier for exporting countries, particularly developing countries, which could eventually fail to benefit from the increasing marketing opportunities for organic products in developed countries. This paper presents the results of a study on the impact of EU organic certification legislation on Chile organic sector as an illustration of the problem a developing country faces when trading internationally. The paper analyses the recent regulatory reform in Chile aimed to help domestic organic producers to overcome international trade barriers and reach a 'playing field level'. However, technical problems and an a slow uptake by the private sector have hampered the potential success of these wide-reaching legislative measures. As a result, Chilean organic products enter the EU market through the 'back door' (i.e. special import permits) with the resulting increase in transaction costs.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
Subjects: S Agriculture
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School > Agri-Environment Economics
Depositing User: Marian Garcia
Date Deposited: 03 Sep 2008 15:09
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2010 14:39
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/10191 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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