Geographical Indications and International Agricultural Trade The Challenge for Asia

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2012-11-13
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

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Food safety concerns have boosted the Asian demand for quality food in general and products of geographical indications in particular. This book shows how Asian countries are empowering regions and enterprises involved in differentiation strategies, and the effects that this regulation can have.

Author Biography

LOUIS AUGUSTIN-JEAN is an associate Professor at the University of Tsukuba, Japan, where he teaches Development of Asian Economies, and Economic Sociology. He has been living in Asia for fifteen years and his research focuses primarily on China's rural development and food systems. He co-edited Hong Kong: Economie, société, culture (2007).

HéLÈNE ILBERT works in the field of global international economics at the CIHEAM-IAM-M. As a research director she monitors programs on geographical indications. She is a member of the University of Montpellier, France, (UMR Moisa) and has been awarded prizes by the National Scientific Research Institute and the Commission of the European Communities.

NEANTRO SAAVEDRA-RIVANO is a professor Emeritus of the University of Tsukuba, Japan, and Deputy Director of its Program in Economic and Public Policy Management. He holds PhDs in Economics from Columbia University and in Mathematics from the University of Paris. His research interests include Human Capital Financing and Economic Development, Regional Economic Integration in East Asia and the Americas, and International Trade.

Table of Contents

The Globalization of Geographical Indications: The Challenge for Asia
Geographical Indications and International Trade
Are Foodmarkets Special Markets?
Standardization vs. Products of Origins
The Multidimensional Definition of Quality
Products with Denominations of Origin and Intellectual Property Rights: The International Bargaining Process
The Concept of Terrior as the Basis of Corporate Strategy in Agribusiness
From Products of Origin to Geographical Indications in Japan
The Development of Geographical Standards for Sake in Japan
An Export Niche in the Philippines
Geographical Indication and Industrial Organization of Food Market in China
Terrior and Green Tea in China

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