Green Barriers and China’s Agricultural Product Export: Is There Any Relationship?

  •  Mudiarasan Kuppusamy    
  •  Behrooz Gharleghi    


As an agricultural country, the export of China's agricultural products are often suffered the restrictions from the green barriers. The positive green barriers can regulate the agricultural production in China, and promote the agricultural development and international trade; on the other hand, the negative green barriers would increase the cost of trade, trade friction, and prevent the development of international trade. So the research of influence of green barriers on China’s agricultural products is very realistic. According to the influence of green barriers on China’s agricultural exports, the corresponding countermeasures can be made to deal with the green barriers and improvement of China’s competitiveness in the international competition. This study examines the causes, influences and methods of green barriers on China’s agricultural products export based on the questionnaires of 200 staffs of agricultural trade companies in Xi’an of Shaanxi province in China. To address this issue, Partial Least Square method is applied and the empirical result shows that there is a positive and significant effect from causes, influences, and methods towards the China’s agricultural products export.

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