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Australian–Thai Trade: Has the Free Trade Agreement Made a Difference?


Prema‐chandra Athukorala


affiliation not provided to SSRN

Archanun Kohpaiboon


Australian National University (ANU) - Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies (RSPAS)

December 2011

Australian Economic Review, Vol. 44, Issue 4, pp. 457-467, 2011

Abstract:     
This article examines the impact of the Thailand–Australia Free Trade Agreement (TAFTA) on bilateral trade between the two countries, paying attention to the implications of rules of origin and the utilisation of tariff preferences. It is found that trade has expanded faster since TAFTA came into effect, but the impact has heavily concentrated in a few product lines in Australian imports from Thailand, reflecting the influence of commodity‐specific, supply‐side factors which have a bearing on the rate of preference utilisation. The findings, inter alia, suggest that the use of officially announced preference rates in trade flow modelling is likely to exaggerate trade flow effects of free trade agreements.

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Date posted: December 3, 2011  

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Athukorala, Prema‐chandra and Kohpaiboon, Archanun, Australian–Thai Trade: Has the Free Trade Agreement Made a Difference? (December 2011). Australian Economic Review, Vol. 44, Issue 4, pp. 457-467, 2011. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1967335 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8462.2011.00658.x

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Prema‐chandra Athukorala (Contact Author)
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Archanun Kohpaiboon
Australian National University (ANU) - Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies (RSPAS) ( email )
Division of Economics, RSPAS
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 0200
Australia
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