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Tariff valuation bases and trade among developing countries

Refik Erzan

Tariff valuation bases and trade among developing countries

do developing countries discriminate against their own trade?

by Refik Erzan

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Published by International Economics Dept., World Bank in Washington, DC (1818 H St., NW, Washington 20433) .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Developing countries.,
  • Latin America,
  • Latin America.
    • Subjects:
    • Tariff -- Developing countries.,
    • Tariff -- Latin America -- Case studies.,
    • Freight and freightage -- Rates -- Latin America.,
    • Competition, International.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementRefik Erzan and Alexander Yeats.
      SeriesPolicy, research, external affairs working papers ;, WPS 371
      ContributionsYeats, Alexander J.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHF2580.9 .E79 1990
      The Physical Object
      Pagination27 p. :
      Number of Pages27
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1945742M
      LC Control Number90168944

      For 29 countries, the value of U.S. tariff preferences was 5 percent or more of dutiable exports to the United States, even after incorporating actual utilization. Most of this value is attributable to nonagricultural tariff preferences, and to apparel preferences in particular.   Poorer countries have long relied on trade taxes, especially import tariffs, for government revenue – which sometimes account for 20 or 30 .

        Two case studies examine the impact of such measures on Africa exports. Using product relatedness measures, Idsardi and Viviers study the diversification patterns of exports from South Africa, Cameroon, Kenya, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Such a forum might be useful in helping to choose among the options and setting a realistic course for WTO modernization. The implications of the quote cited at the beginning of this essay — that once tariffs were lowered, what was left for multilateral trade negotiations to achieve — was just as true when it was written in as it is today.

      e. A tariff is a tax on imports or exports between sovereign states. It is a form of regulation of foreign trade and a policy that taxes foreign products to encourage or safeguard domestic industry. Traditionally, states have used them as a source of income. Arguments for protection and against free trade have seen a revival in developed countries such as the United States and Great Britain as well as developing countries such as India. Given the clear benefits trade openness has brought everywhere, this is a surprising development. The benefits of free trade are especially great for emerging market economies/5(6).


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Tariff valuation bases and trade among developing countries by Refik Erzan Download PDF EPUB FB2

In establishing the value of imports for tariff assessment, most countries apply duties either to the cost-insurance-freight (c.i.f.) or the free-on-board (f.o.b.) value of the traded good. In establishing the value of imports for tariff assessment, most countries apply duties either to the cost-insurance-freight (c.i.f.) or the free-on-board (f.o.b.) value of the traded good.

One effect of using the far more common c.i.f. base is to place a disproportinate burden on countries. Tariff valuation bases and trade among developing countries: do developing countries discriminate against their own trade.

(English) Abstract. In establishing the value of imports for tariff assessment, most countries apply duties either to the cost-insurance-freight (c.i.f.) or the free-on-board (f.o.b.) value of the traded by: 3.

In the table, the `c.i.f. tariff has been computed from: (pb + r)t icif - Pb (4) 8. Objections to the two-tier valuation system on the basis that it encourages trade between `distant' developing countries at the expense of `nearer' ones and, therefore, involves a misallocation of resources are by: 7.

Although the free trade movement in the early 19th cent. discouraged the use of tariffs, a new system of trade relations known as imperial preference developed in the late 19th cent. Great Britain and France, in particular, used preferential tariffs to organize the flow of foodstuffs and raw materials from their colonial dependencies and to.

The final component in tariffs is the valuation of goods for tariff purposes. When countries assign arbitrary values for tariff purposes, they render tariff rates meaningless.

GATT Article VII and the “Agreement on Implementation of Article VII” (Customs Valuation Agreement) define international rules for valuation.4 Under Article 20 of the File Size: 79KB.

Trade policies of developed countries In the years following the Second World War, the developed countries reduced their tariffs in the framework of successive rounds of trade negotiations on an item-by-item basis.

The negotiations involved a compromise between the principles of reciprocity and of Size: KB. The General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT, which deals with trade in goods) has a special section (Part 4) on Trade and Development which includes pro- arrangements among developing countries.

The Trade and Development Committee value-added products for export. Tariff escalation exists in both developed and developing countries. Tariff & Valuation. Tariff; Customs Valuation; Binding Rulings; Exemptions ; Information on Requests For Exemption of Duties on Imported Goods.

Latest News. Recruitment. ASYCUDA WORLD ONLINE. ASYCUDA & Customs ICT. Current Notices. APEC Tariff and Trade. TRADE, INCOME DISTRIBUTION AND POVERTY IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES: A SURVEY Amelia U. Santos-Paulino No. July Acknowledgements: The author is grateful to Marco Fugazza, Charles Gore, Alessandro Nicita, José R.

Sánchez-Fung and Tony Thirlwall for comments and discussions on previous versions of the Size: 1MB. iv DEVELOPING COUNTRIES IN INTERNATIONAL TRADE STUDIES ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS This publication, Non-tariff measures to Trade: Economic and Policy Issues for Developing Countries, is a product of the Trade Analysis Branch, Division on International Trade in Goods and Services, and Commodities (DITC), United Nations Conference on Trade andFile Size: 2MB.

In general, developing countries tend to impose higher tariffs on imports of both agricultural and non-agricultural products (Annex Tables 2a-2h).

Particularly high MFN rates are levied on imports in low and middle income countries of North Africa, the Middle East, and South Asia. The gap in MFN tariffCited by:   The General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) was negotiated in and first entered into force in Over the years, it was modified and amended, but the first major overhaul was the result of the –94 Uruguay Round of trade negotiations.

detailed information on the methodology and the data used in the UNCTAD Trade Policy Simulation Model (TPSM). The model has been used principally in connection with UNCTAD's work on protectionism and structural adjustment as well as in evaluating various proposals for a Global System of Trade Preferences (GSTP) among developing countries.

•Ad valorem (of value) tariff –Fixed percentage of the value of the imported product •Compound tariff –Combination of specific and ad valorem tariffs •US Tariffs higher on goods where developing countries have a comparative advantage (e.g.

textiles, sugar) Free trade (no tariff) Small Country Model. Figure –The Effect of File Size: 1MB. The traditional view of international trade is that each country produces goods and offers services that are exported as final products to consumers abroad.

However, in today’s global economy, this type of trade only represents around 30% of all trade in goods and services. In reality, about 70%. Non-Tariff Measures and Standards in Trade and Global Value Chains Article in Annual Review of Resource Economics 7(1) December with Reads How we measure 'reads'.

Tariff protection in developed and developing countries: a cross-sectional and longitudinal analysis John A. Conybeare Trade policy is of great importance to both developed and developing coun-tries. It has become highly politicized along a number of dimensions: to name but a few of the current issues, domestic interest group actions to.

To help developing countries expand their industrial base, some industrial countries have reduced tariffs on designated manufactured imports from developing countries below the levels applied to imports from industrial countries.

This policy is called A) export-led growth. B) generalized system of preferences.C) Most Favored Nation. Tariff - Tariff - Tariff reduction and the growth of international trade: For goods and services alike, international trade grew dramatically in the second half of the 20th century.

By the yeartotal world trade was 22 times greater than it had been in This increase in multilateral international trade occurred at the same time that trade barriers, especially tariffs, were reduced. For developing countries, spending on price support measures and input subsides taken together cannot exceed 10% of the total value of agricultural production.

or the use of import tariffs.Chapter 36W challenges facing the developing countries 3 FIGURE 1 Countries of the World, Classified by Per Capita GNP, Income group U.S. dollars Low $ or less Lower-middle $ – $ Upper-middle $–$ High $ or more There is a sharp geographical division between “North” and “South” in the level of income per File Size: KB.In this respect, the importance of customs has actually been increased by the remarkable spread of the value-added tax (VAT), even though this has in many cases been adopted as a conscious adjunct to trade liberalization.

6 The essence of the VAT--now applied in over countries, and adopted by many developing countries over the last decade or so--is that tax is charged at each stage of.