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Fiscal Implications of Multilateral Tariff Cuts, Azim Sadikov, Hans Lankes, Dustin Smith, Katrin Elborgh-Woytek, Jean-Jacques Hallaert

Abstract
The paper contributes to the discussion about the revenue implications of trade reform by assessing the approximate fiscal revenue impact of different liberalization formulae under consideration in multilateral trade negotiations for a group of low- and middle-income countries. The study applies a linear optimization framework to data for bound tariffs, applied tariffs, and imports at the HS-6 digit level for 58 developing countries, and simulates results for different sets of import demand elasticities and developing country "flexibilities." While only a small number of countries face a significant impact, results point toward the need for complementary fiscal measures in the countries most affected by revenue loss
Table Of Contents
""Contents""; ""I. INTRODUCTION""; ""II. BACKGROUND""; ""III. OVERVIEW OF THE LITERATURE""; ""IV. SIMULATION OF THE FISCAL REVENUE IMPACT OF TARIFF LIBERALIZATION""; ""V. SUMMARY AND POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS""; ""REFERENCES""
Language
eng
Literary Form
non fiction
Note
"September 2006."
Physical Description
1 online resource (38 p.)
Specific Material Designation
remote
Form Of Item
online
Isbn
9780145199319

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