Agricultural Imports and Trade Liberalization (In Spanish)

CIFE Magazine, Vol. 9, No. 11, pp, 154-172, 2006

19 Pages Posted: 21 May 2010

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Juan Ricardo Perilla

Departamento Nacional de Planeación

Gustavo Hernández

Dirección de Estudios Económicos

Date Written: December 2006


In this work, the behavior of the agricultural imports appears before and agroindustrial Colombians and alter the economic opening of end of the ninety. One is that diminution of great part of the tariff and for-tariff mechanism of protection, combined with the revaluation and the diminution of the international prices of farming products, they diminished the distortion on the prices of the producer with which affection its yield and was reduced its competitiveness, as much in the external market as in the internal market. Additionally. The weak efforts in terms of technical change and productivity to the interior of the sector, they did that this one outside very vulnerable one to the changes of policy, which added elements to the crisis.

Se encuentra que la disminución de gran parte de los mecanismos de protección arancelarios y paraarancelarios, combinados con la reevaluación y la disminución de los precios internacionales de los productos agropecuarios, disminuyeron la distorsión sobre los precios del productor con lo cual se afectó su rentabilidad y redujo su competitividad, tanto en el mercado externo como en el interno. Adicionalmente, los débiles esfuerzos en términos de cambio técnico y productividad al interior del sector, hicieron que éste fuera muy vulnerable a los cambios de política, lo cual agregó elementos a la crisis.

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Keywords: Agricultural imports, indicators of commercial protection

JEL Classification: F10, F13

Suggested Citation

Perilla, Juan Ricardo and Hernández, Gustavo, Agricultural Imports and Trade Liberalization (In Spanish) (December 2006). CIFE Magazine, Vol. 9, No. 11, pp, 154-172, 2006, Available at SSRN:

Juan Ricardo Perilla

Departamento Nacional de Planeación ( email )

United States

Gustavo Hernández (Contact Author)

Dirección de Estudios Económicos ( email )


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