Aflatoxin Redux: Does European Aflatoxin Regulation Hurt Groundnut Exporters from Africa?

We provide an ex-post econometric examination of the harmonization and tightening of the EU Maximum Residues Limit (MRL) on aflatoxins in 2002 and its impact on African exports of groundnut products. We show that the MRL set by the EU has no significant trade impact on groundnut exports from Africa across various methods of estimation. African domestic supply plays an important role in the determination of the volumes of trade and the propensity to trade. Our findings suggest that the trade potential of African groundnut exporters is more constrained by domestic supply issues rather than by limited market access.


Issue Date:
2010
Publication Type:
Conference Paper/ Presentation
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/61314
Total Pages:
45
JEL Codes:
Q17; F13
Note:
Replaced with revised version of paper 07/02/10.
Series Statement:
Selected Paper
11624




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