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Quantification of costs and benefits of amendments to the EU plant health regime
15/07/2011

This study led by Agra CEAS as part of the Food Chain Evaluation Consortium (FCEC) was intended to support the development by the Commission services (DG SANCO) of the socio-economic impact assessment designed to accompany the legislative proposal of the Commission, by providing supplementary economic data on impacts (costs and benefits) of different options for change to the current legal framework.  The study undertaken supplemented the previous work, led by Agra CEAS as part of the FCEC, evaluating the Common Plant Health Regime (CPHR).  The study provides a quantification of the costs and benefits of a number of potential amendments to the EU plant health regime (e.g. border controls, plant passports, surveillance, protected zones etc.) by conducting a literature review, stakeholder and competent authority interviews and a structured survey as well as detailed analysis of the costs and benefits associated with tackling selected Harmful Organisms (HOs) across the EU.  The study provides data as well as analytical and descriptive inputs necessary for DG SANCO to complete its impact assessment and to fill the existing knowledge gaps.

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