Mapping potential implications of temporary COVID-19 export bans for the food supply in importing countries using precrisis trade flows

Maximilian Koppenberg*, Martina Bozzola, Tobias Dalhaus, Stefan Hirsch

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Abstract

Despite pleas from international organizations, governments and trade economists to refrain from imposing trade-distorting measures, over 20 countries have implemented bans on the export of agri-food products since the onset of the COVID-19 crisis. These export prohibitions might adversely impact food security and disrupt well-established global supply chains. We identify importing countries that could potentially be affected by the imposed export bans using a measure of their import dependency during the pre-pandemic period to illustrate our results on global trade maps. We find that many importers rely on just one country for a significant share of the overall domestic supply of a particular commodity. [EconLit Citations: F10, F13, Q17, Q18].

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25-43
Number of pages19
JournalAgribusiness
Volume37
Issue number1
Early online date12 Dec 2020
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2021

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Keywords

  • agri-food trade
  • COVID-19
  • export bans
  • food security
  • temporary trade measures

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Geography, Planning and Development

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