Import Safety

Written by leading scholars and analysts, the essays in Import Safety provide background and policy guidance on improving consumer safety in imported food, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and toys and other consumer products aimed at children.

Import Safety
Regulatory Governance in the Global Economy

Edited by Cary Coglianese, Adam M. Finkel, and David Zaring

2009 | 224 pages | Cloth $42.50
Public Policy | Law
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Table of Contents

Preface

PART I: PERSPECTIVES ON THE PROBLEM
1. Consumer Protection in an Era of Globalization
—Cary Coglianese, Adam M. Finkel, and David Zaring
2. The Other China Trade Deficit: Export Safety Problems and Responses
—Jacques deLisle
3. Parochialism About the Safety of Imports
—Jonathan Baron

PART II: INTERNATIONAL TRADE INSTITUTIONS
4. Import Safety Regulation and International Trade
—Tracey Epps and Michael J. Trebilcock
5. The Politics of Food Safety in the Age of Global Trade: The Codex Alimentarius Commission in the SPS Agreement of the WTO
—Tim Büthe
6. Import Safety Rules and Generic Drug Markets
—Kevin Outterson

PART III: TOWARD SMARTER REGULATION
7. Forecasting Consumer Safety Violations and Violators
—Richard Berk
8. Risk-Based Regulation for Import Safety
—Lorna Zach and Vicki Bier
9. Solving the Problem of Scale: The European Approach to Import Safety and Security Concerns
—Alberto Alemanno

PART IV: LEVERAGING THE PRIVATE SECTOR
10. Importers as Regulators: Product Safety in a Globalized World
—Kenneth A. Bamberger and Andrew T. Guzman
11. Bonded Import Safety Warranties
—Tom Baker
12. Private Import Safety Regulation and Transnational New Governance
—Errol Meidinger

PART V: THE WAY FORWARD
13. Delegated Governance: Consumer Safety in the Global Marketplace
—David Zaring and Cary Coglianese

List of Contributors
Index
Acknowledgments