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FTA utilization : certificate of origin data versus customs data

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  • Hayakawa, Kazunobu
  • Kim, HanSung
  • Nuttawut, Laksanapanyakul
  • Shiino, Kohei

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This paper empirically examines what kinds of elements affect the gap in free trade agreement (FTA) utilization with regard to customs data and certificates of origin (CoOs) data. We focus on Thai exports to Korea under the ASEAN-Korea FTA in 2011. As a result, we found that the products with the higher demand volatility or those with a larger number of tariff-line products within the same harmonized system (HS) six-digit code have the larger gap. Another important finding is that the difference between the HS version at the time of the FTA negotiation and the current HS version does not have significant association with the gap. These findings have important implications.

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Paper provided by Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization(JETRO) in its series IDE Discussion Papers with number 428.

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Date of creation: Sep 2013
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Publication status: Published in IDE Discussion Paper. No. 428. 2013.9
Handle: RePEc:jet:dpaper:dpaper428

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Keywords: Asia; Thailand; South Korea; International trade; Exports; Tariff; International agreements; Free trade agreement; Certificates of origin; ASEAN-Korea FTA;

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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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  1. Hayakawa, Kazunobu & Nuttawut, Laksanapanyakul & Shiino, Kohei, 2013. "Some practical guidance for the computation of free trade agreement utilization rates," IDE Discussion Papers 438, Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization(JETRO).

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