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The Impact of Preference Erosionon Middle-Income Developing Countries

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  • Hans P. Lankes
  • Katerina Alexandraki
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    Preference erosion has become an obstacle to multilateral trade liberalization, as beneficiaries of trade preferences have an incentive to resist reductions in mostfavored- nation (MFN) tariffs. This study identifies middle-income developing countries that are vulnerable to export revenue loss from preference erosion. It concludes that the problem is heavily concentrated in a sub-set of preference beneficiaries-primarily small island economies dependent on sugar, banana, and-to a lesser extent-textile exports. Accordingly, measures to help mitigate the impact of preference erosion can be closely targeted at the countries at risk.

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    Paper provided by International Monetary Fund in its series IMF Working Papers with number 04/169.

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    Length: 34
    Date of creation: 01 Sep 2004
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    Handle: RePEc:imf:imfwpa:04/169

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    Keywords: Trade; Multilateral trade negotiations; preference erosion; exporters; export supply; preferential access; trade liberalization; exporter; export value; value of exports; total exports; export revenues; export markets; preference schemes; rules of origin; merchandise exports; tariff structures; trade preferences; world prices; world market; world price; exporting countries; mfn tariffs; preferential trade; exports of goods; oil exporters; international trade; export loss; export price; trade barriers; tariff preferences; most-favored-nation; elasticity of export; multilateral liberalization; export losses; preferential tariffs; trade policies; export products; competitive advantage; preferential tariff; duty-free access; agricultural exports; export concentration; export dependence; export diversification; export shock; tariff lines; world market price; domestic price; beef exports; commodity trade; tariff rate; regional trade agreements; partial equilibrium; diversification of export; export market; bilateral agreements; trade agreements; multilateral trade; export values; trade diversion; bargaining power; clothing exports; exchange rate regime; export structure; trade negotiations; imported goods; trade data; preferential scheme; regional trade; trade protection; trade-weighted average; exchange rate regimes; quota ? tariff; preferential market access; import quotas; domestic producers; exports of beef; export base; trade reforms; export revenue; country of origin; protection measures; domestic goods; quota-free access; multilateral trade liberalization; countries ? exports; world trading system; world trade organization; product differentiation; diversification of exports; accession countries; world economy; trade creation; world demand; external tariff; trading system; terms of trade; market integration; quota tariff; trade policy review; domestic demand; unilateral liberalization; most- favored-nation; trade agreement; tariff equivalents; world trade; re-exports; trade arrangements; world markets; changes in trade; imports of textiles; trading partners; preferential trade agreements; preferential trade arrangements; import restrictions; elasticity of exports; domestic prices; terms of trade effects; developing countries ? exports; agricultural trade; multilateral agreement; total export; export unit; trade restrictions; value of imports; perfect substitutes; value of trade; trade effects;

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