Reducing Nonnative Species Introductions with Risk-based Inspection of International Trade

Amanda R. Lindsay, Michael R. Springborn, and Rebecca S. Epanchin-Niell

from ARE Update Vol. 20, No. 1, Sep/Oct, 2016

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Abstract

Pests and pathogens can hitchhike on imported goods and cause substantial damage in new environments. Here we describe research that informs the design and evaluates the gains of a new U.S. program for inspecting imported goods to reduce pest introductions.

Keywords

invasive species, live plant imports, enforcement leverage, cost-effectiveness

Citation

Amanda R. Lindsay, Michael R. Springborn, and Rebecca S. Epanchin-Niell. "Reducing Nonnative Species Introductions with Risk-based Inspection of International Trade." ARE Update 20(1)(2016):9-11. University of California Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics.
https://giannini.ucop.edu/publications/are-update/issues/2016/20/1/reducing-nonnative-species-introductions-with-risk/