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How Much Market Access in FTAs? Textiles Under NAFTA

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  • Jaime MELO DE

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    (Université Genève)

  • Céline CARRERE

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    (Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches sur le Développement International)

  • Olivier CADOT

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    (Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches sur le Développement International)

  • Alberto PORTUGAL-PEREZ

Abstract

This paper estimates the effective market-access granted under NAFTA in textiles and apparel by combining two approaches. First, we estimate the effect of tariff preferences and rules of origin on the border prices of Mexican final goods exported to the US and of US intermediates exported to Mexico.

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Paper provided by CERDI in its series Working Papers with number 200511.

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Length: 41
Date of creation: 2005
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Publication status: Published in World Bank Economic Review, 2005, pages 379-405
Handle: RePEc:cdi:wpaper:688

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Keywords: NAFTA; Rules of Origin; regional integration;

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  1. Céline Carrere & Olivier Cadot & Jaime Melo De & Bolormaa Tumurchudur, 2011. "Product Specific Rules of Origin in EU and US Preferential Trading Arrangements: An Assessment," Working Papers halshs-00564704, HAL.

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