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EU Standards database

Authors:John S. Wilson
Non-Bank Author:Ben Shepherd
Web Address:Trade Research
Topics:Trade
Report Number:wps3590, wps4400, wps4390
Citation: 

Witold Czubala, Ben Shepherd, and John S. Wilson. 2007. “Help or Hindrance? The Impact of Harmonized Standards on African Exports.” Policy Research Working Paper 4400, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Other documents:

  • Ben Shepherd. 2007. “Product Standards, Harmonization, and Trade: Evidence from the Extensive Margin.” Policy Research Working Paper 4390, World Bank, Washington, DC.
  • Keith Maskus, Tsunehiro Otsuki and John S. Wilson. 2005. "The cost of compliance with product standards for firms in developing countries: an econometric study.", Policy Research Working Paper 3590, World Bank,, Washington DC.

About the Dataset
The dataset files in this page contain a data on the EU Standards Database for agricultural products and textiles/clothing The EU Standards Database collates European standards for agricultural products and textiles/clothing over the period 1995-2003, and maps them to the Harmonized System. For each product-year combination, counts are given both of the number of standards and of the number of pages of standards. In general, rapid growth is observed both in the number and average length of standards.

Access to Dataset
  • Dataset (MS Excel file, 246kb)


  • Overview and Manual (pdf file, 105.9kb)





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