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Measurement Of Import Smuggling In Pakistan

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  • Rafat MAHMOOD
  • Eatzaz AHMAD

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The study measures an overall import smuggling in Pakistan, using Monetary Approach covering the period from fiscal years 1973 to 2010. The results show a rising trend in import smuggling as a percentage of imports in the early period of analysis but it declines afterwards. The main factor responsible for such a trend is trade restrictions; the tariffs and other import restrictions were imposed in 1970s through mid- 1980s and were relaxed later. The study paves the way for further research in this avenue by employing new approach for measurement of import smuggling in Pakistan.

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  • Rafat MAHMOOD & Eatzaz AHMAD, 2015. "Measurement Of Import Smuggling In Pakistan," Pakistan Journal of Applied Economics, Applied Economics Research Centre, vol. 25(2), pages 135-159.
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