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Border and Behind-the-Border Trade Barriers and Country Exports, Azim Sadikov

Abstract
How do signatures required for exporting and business registration procedures affect the volume and composition of country's exports? To answer this question, I develop a model where a country can export two types of products: differentiated and homogeneous. I show that export signatures and registration procedures reduce overall exports by increasing transaction costs. The impact, however, varies across goods according to the product's degree of differentiation- the lack of price data on differentiated products due to their heterogeneity makes them more sensitive to export signatures. Regressions show that each extra signature exporters have to collect before a shipment can take place reduces aggregate exports by 4.2 percent. The impact is large, equivalent to raising importer's tariff by 5 percentage points. Furthermore, each signature lowers exports of differentiated products by 4-5 percent more than exports of homogeneous goods. I find evidence that business registration procedures affect exports of differentiated products only
Table Of Contents
Contents; I. Introduction; II. Modeling trade facilitation and country exports; III. Estimation Approach; IV. Data; V. Results; VI. Concluding remarks; References; Tables; 1. Descriptive statistics: High-income countries.; 2. Descriptive statistics: Upper-middle-income countries.; 3. Descriptive statistics: Lower-middle-income countries; 4. Descriptive statistics: Low-income countries; 5. Regressions. Aggregate Bilateral Exports; 6. Regressions. Differentiated vs. Homogeneous Products: Pooled Data; 7. Regressions. Differentiated vs. Homogeneous Products
Language
eng
Literary Form
non fiction
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Physical Description
1 online resource (34 p.)
Specific Material Designation
remote
Form Of Item
online
Isbn
9781451913088

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