Non-tariff measures, quality and exporting:evidence from microdata in food processing in Ukraine


Domestic non-tariff measures (NTM) influence firm’s production and import decisions. We introduce NTMs into a model with heterogeneous firms. NTMs increase the cost of production and play a role of a positive demand shifter. Interplay of these two factors leads to ambiguous impact of NTMs on extensive and intensive margins of trade. We test predictions of the model by looking at food-processing firms in Ukraine in 2008–2013. Evidence shows that more SPS regulations on inputs in upstream industries lead to exports of better quality products. At the same time, mandatory certifications have a negative impact on quality by limiting access of domestic firms to new technologies and equipment.

Publication DOI:
Divisions: College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Business School > Economics, Finance & Entrepreneurship
College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Business School > Centre for Personal Financial Wellbeing
College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Business School
Additional Information: This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in European Review of Agricultural Economics following peer review. The version of record Veronika Movchan, Oleksandr Shepotylo, Volodymyr Vakhitov, Non-tariff measures, quality and exporting: evidence from microdata in food processing in Ukraine, European Review of Agricultural Economics, , jbz034, is available online at:
Publication ISSN: 1464-3618
Last Modified: 27 Dec 2023 09:09
Date Deposited: 30 Aug 2019 10:38
Full Text Link:
Related URLs: https://academi ... /jbz034/5552115 (Publisher URL)
PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2020-04
Published Online Date: 2019-08-20
Accepted Date: 2019-06-05
Authors: Movchan, Veronika
Shepotylo, Oleksandr (ORCID Profile 0000-0003-4990-6025)
Vakhitov, Volodymyr



Version: Accepted Version

| Preview

Export / Share Citation


Additional statistics for this record