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The impact of food safety standard on coffee export : The case in Vietnam during 2005-2014

(A thesis submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF ARTS IN DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS, VIETNAM – THE NETHERLANDS PROGRAMME FOR M.A IN DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS)

By Truong Tan Tai (VNP 20)

Academic Supervisor: Dr. Nguyen Huu Dung

Abstract:

FSS on the tonnages of Vietnam’s coffee export. The data covers 56 countries from 2005 to 2014 due to the data availability from Agrobase-Logigram’s Homologa database. The FE estimator is employed in the panel gravity model together with Driscoll – Kraay for FE estimator for robustness checks. Significantly, the primary findings determine that the regulated number of pesticides has a negative impact while average maximum residue levels have a positive effect. Furthermore, GDP per capita of importing countries, domestic consumption, and TWO member dummy variable demonstrate a contribution to Vietnamese coffee export. Meanwhile, the real exchange rate depreciation and price*distance variable indicate a negative influence. Last but not least important, there are not any significant evidences proving the effect of trade openness and tariff in the study.

Keywords: Food safety standard, Vietnam’s coffee export, panel gravity model.

Abbreviations: CEPII - The Centre d’Études Prospectives et d’Informations Internationales EEC European Economic Community; EU - The European Union; FSS - Food safety standards; FTA - Free Trade Agreement; MRLs - Maximum Residue Levels of Pesticides; OLS - Ordinary least squares; SPS - Sanitary and Phytosanitary; TBT - Technical Barriers to Trade; TRAINS - The UNCTAD Trade Analysis Information System; UN Comtrade The United Nations Commodity Trade Statistics Database; WTO - World Trade Organization. 

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