Mardi | 2017-12-05
Charlotte EMLINGER – Sabine DUVALEIX-TREGUER – Carl GAIGNé – Karine LATOUCHE
The paper questions the impact of geographical indication label on firm export competitiveness in the cheese and cream industry. We use firm level data from the French custom and an original dataset of firms and products concerned by protected designations of origin (PDO). Our econometric estimations show that PDO labelling impacts both the extensive margin and the intensive margin of trade (the value of trade) while the effect on unit value is not significant. Finally, observing multiproduct firms, we highlight a spillover effect of PDO certification on export of non-certified products for firm authorized to handle PDO products.