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Import tariffs and export subsidies in the World Trade Organization: A small-country approach

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  • Tanapong Potipiti

    (Chulalongkorn University)

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    This paper develops a simple small-country model to explain why the World Trade Organization (WTO) prohibits export subsidies but allows import tariffs

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    Paper provided by Asia-Pacific Research and Training Network on Trade (ARTNeT), an initiative of UNESCAP and IDRC, Canada. in its series Working Papers with number 11912.

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    Date of creation: Aug 2012
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    Publication status: Published in ARTNeT website
    Handle: RePEc:esc:wpaper:11912

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    Keywords: Export subsidy agreement; import tariff; WTO;

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