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From “May Contain” to “Does Contain”?

2010 July

The Price and Trade Effects of Introducing Strict Information Requirements Under the Biosafety Protocol Article 18.2(a) in the Case of Maize.

Guillaume P. Gruère and Laëtitia Leroy. PBS Policy Note.

This note summarizes a study on the effects of implementing strict information requirements under Article 18.2(a) of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety, examining the case of maize. The results suggest that such measures would increase maize prices and distort international trade, with significant economic losses in Protocol member countries.