Determinants of SPS notification submissions for Latin American WTO members

Boza, Sofía (April 2016). Determinants of SPS notification submissions for Latin American WTO members (SECO Working Paper Series 3/2016). Bern, Switzerland: SECO, World Trade Institute

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The general objective of this paper is to examine what the main determinants are of the submission of SPS notifications from Latin American countries to the World Trade Organization. For this, a logistic regression was estimated where the dependent variable was the number of SPS measures informed during the period 1995-2012 by twenty Latin American WTO members, while the explanatory variables were related to the country’s: i) trade policy, ii) external sector, iii) macroeconomics, iv) legal capacities, v) health concerns, vi) agricultural production and vii) scientific capacities. The results obtained evidence that legal and scientific capacities are major factors in what concerns the number of notifications presented by Latin American countries. On the other hand, it seems difficult to support the idea that local producer pressure is a dominant influence in this case.

Item Type:

Working Paper

Division/Institute:

02 Faculty of Law > Department of Economic Law > World Trade Institute
10 Strategic Research Centers > World Trade Institute

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 340 Law

Series:

SECO Working Paper Series

Publisher:

SECO, World Trade Institute

Funders:

[UNSPECIFIED] Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs

Projects:

[UNSPECIFIED] SECO/WTI Academic Cooperation Project

Language:

English

Submitter:

Rebecca Anne Gilgen

Date Deposited:

23 Mar 2017 17:14

Last Modified:

23 Mar 2017 17:14

Additional Information:

SECO/WTI Academic Cooperation Project, based at the World Trade Institute of the University of Bern, Switzerland.

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.97940

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/97940

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