Implications of SPS Measures and Eco-Labelling for the Export-Oriented Shrimp Sector
- CPD Research Monograph 1 – Fish Trade Liberalisation in Bangladesh: Implications of SPS Measures and Eco-Labelling for the Export-Oriented Shrimp Sector
- CPD Research Monograph 8 – Trade Facilitation towards Export Promotion in the Indian Market: Addressing the Emerging Gaps
- CPD Research Monograph 7 – Trade Facilitation in Bangladesh through Simplification of Business Processes and Procedures
- CPD Research Monograph 6 – Missing Dynamics of Spousal Violence Discourse in Bangladesh: Measuring the Economic Costs
- CPD Research Monograph 5 – Bangladesh Apparels Export to the Japanese Market: Opportunities and Challenges
- CPD Research Monograph 4 – Global Financial Crisis and Bangladesh Economy: Implications for Employment and Labour Market
- CPD Research Monograph 3 – Aid for Trade: Needs Assessment from Bangladesh Perspective
- CPD Research Monograph 2 – Gender and Trade Liberalisation in Bangladesh: The Case of the Readymade Garments
- Trade Facilitation towards Export Promotion in the Indian Market
Shrimp is the second largest export item from Bangladesh after readymade garments. It is a major source of employment and income for a large number of people who depend on fishing for their livelihoods. With the increasing share of shrimp in the export sector, it is necessary to maintain the quality of the exported item through appropriate quality control measures since the importing countries are becoming stringent on quality standards.
The present study on fish trade liberalisation examines the impacts of sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) measures, and eco-labelling on shrimp exports from Bangladesh. On the basis of both primary and secondary information, the study has analysed the possible effects of trade liberalisation on the people who are involved in the entire production and export chain of the industry. The study maps the export chain of shrimp production in Bangladesh to show the role of various stakeholders in the sector. It also ranks the participants in the chain according to their poverty status and describes their economic condition. The study makes policy recommendations as regards the improvement of the sector in general, and of the livelihoods of the poor fishermen in particular.