Advanced Search
MyIDEAS: Login

Thailand-U.S. FTA of Table Grape: The Impact on Related Sectors

Contents:

Author Info

  • Hatairat Sakolwitayanon

    ()
    (Office of Agricultural Economics)

Registered author(s):

    Abstract

    Thailand imports a large volume of table grapes from the United States of America. The Thai – U.S. Free Trade Agreement (FTA) will reduce tariff on imports and thus import value changes which will affect related sectors of Thai economy system. The objectives of this study are to estimate trend of importing quantity and value of table grapes from the U.S. caused by the reduction of import tariff under the FTA, and to evaluate the impact of the tariff reduction on related sectors of the Thai economy. The result found that the relative price of grape and real capita income elasticities of demand are -1.1 and 4.7, respectively. The relative price was expected to decrease while the real capita income increases. This would raise the import value and lead to the accumulation of 19,520.4 million baht from 2007 to 2017. The sectors related to the fruit orchard sector as an intermediate input users were least affected by 13.62 million baht decrease of the economic value. In contrast, the intermediate input sectors would be most affected by 6,587.80 million baht decrease of the economic value. These sectors were agricultural services sector, fertilizer, pesticide and insecticide sector, wholesale trade sector, basic chemicals sector, banking service sector, cutlery and hand tools sector, petroleum refinery gas separated plant sector, retail trade sector, and plastic wares sector. The government and related organizations should develop measures to reduce the impacts that may occur. An efficient restructuring of the agricultural production system of affected sectors is also recommended.

    Download Info

    If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
    File URL: http://agri.eco.ku.ac.th/RePEc/kau/wpaper/are200902.pdf
    Download Restriction: no

    Bibliographic Info

    Paper provided by Kasetsart University, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics in its series Working Papers with number 200902.

    as in new window
    Length: 36 pages
    Date of creation: Oct 2009
    Date of revision:
    Publication status: Published in ARE Working Paper No.2552/2 (October 2009)
    Handle: RePEc:kau:wpaper:200902

    Contact details of provider:
    Phone: (662) 579-1544
    Fax: (662) 579-957
    Email:
    Web page: http://agri.eco.ku.ac.th/
    More information through EDIRC

    Related research

    Keywords: FTA; impact forecasting; import tariff; table grape;

    Find related papers by JEL classification:

    This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:

    References

    No references listed on IDEAS
    You can help add them by filling out this form.

    Citations

    Lists

    This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

    Statistics

    Access and download statistics

    Corrections

    When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:kau:wpaper:200902. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Kanchana Sripruetkiat).

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

    If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.