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Food safety standards are a part of technical regulations categorized as sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) regulations that principally aim to ensure food safety of consumers and plant and animal health (Josling et al. 2004). Due to their potential adverse effect on international trade, however, the growing attention has recently been paid to food safety standards and other technical regulations as trade has been substantially liberalized through tariff reduction. Inherent difficulty in reaching a desirable policy solution regarding food safety standards lies in the fact that there are various losses and benefits associated with their application. Because food safety standards are designed to achieve the level of safety that is acceptable to the society, reduction or elimination of food safety standards to...
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