Assessing Applied Protection Across the World

Posted: 21 Aug 2008

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Antoine Bouët

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI); University of Bordeaux - LAREFI

Yvan Decreux

CEPII, Centre d'Etudes Prospectives et d'Info. Internationales, Paris

Lionel Fontagne

Banque de France; CEPII; University of Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne; Paris School of Economics

Sebastien Jean

UMR Economie Publique INRA-AgroParisTech

David Laborde

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Date Written: April 22, 2008

Abstract

This paper presents MAcMap-HS-6, a database providing a consistent, ad valorem equivalent measure of tariff duties and tariff rate quotas for 163 countries and 208 partners, at the six-digit level of the Harmonized System (5111 products), accounting for all preferential agreements.We describe the methodology used to compute and aggregate an ad valorem equivalent of applied protection. Emphasis is placed on minimizing the endogeneity bias in the aggregation procedure, while acknowledging structural differences in export specialization.The resulting quantitative assessment is illustrated by giving an overview of applied protection across the world in 2001, in terms of average as well as distribution.

Keywords: Tariff duties, ad valorem equivalent, tariff rate quotas, aggregation method, preferential trade arrangements

JEL Classification: F13

Suggested Citation

Bouet, Antoine and Decreux, Yvan and Fontagne, Lionel and Jean, Sebastien and Laborde, David, Assessing Applied Protection Across the World (April 22, 2008). Review of International Economics, Forthcoming, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1243391

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