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31 Jul 2015    Working Papers


Uncertainty and Exports: Firm Level Evidence on The Impact of EU Border Inspections on Chinese Agri-food Exports

Deliverable No.2.2, Working paper addressing the impact of uncertainty on exporters by Matthias Beestermöller, Anne-Celia Disdier and Lionel Fontagne

Abstract

We address the microeconomic impact of the risk of rejection at the EU border for Chinese exporters of food products. We combine information from the Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) with firm level export data from China by product-destination over the period 2000-2011. We show that border rejections reduce the number of competitors, the number of varieties available to consumer and unevenly affect different-sized exporters.

Uncertainty and Exports: Firm Level Evidence on The Impact of EU Border Inspections on Chinese Agri-food Exports