Special agricultural safeguards in the meat market and their impact on Brazilian economy

Cinthia Cabral da Costa, Heloisa Lee Burnquist, Joaquim José Martins Guilhoto


This study identifies the impact of special agricultural safeguards (SSG) for the global meat market and for the Brazilian economy. The tariff lines subject to SSG were selected and the period of analysis was from 1995 to 2015. The value of additional tariff was calculated for each of the most important tariff lines, as well as, their impact on imports and Brazilian exports. The most important markets that applied SSGs were the U.S. for beef and European Union for poultry. For the additional tariffs that were estimated, the results indicated that the impact of the value of the meat not exported by Brazil to EU and the U.S. due to SSG tariff was equivalent to the loss of BRL 3.7 billion of the economy’s production value and almost BRL 2 billion of the Brazilian Gross Domestic Product.


beef; poultry meat; SSG tariff; input-output matrix; Brazil

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.13128/REA-25480

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