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Effect Of Import Tariff Implementation Policy On Refined Sugar Product Competitiveness In Indonesia

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  • Rustam, Rizal

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This research is intent to determining: (a) the effect of welfare distribution with applied import tariff of the government revenue, consumer expenditures, producer revenues, and efficiency losses (in production, in consumption and net effect), and (b) the level of competitiveness of cane sugar in Indonesia by calculating the Domestic Resource Cost (DRC). The research using libraries research method, that is collecting data from the related preceding researches and other references such as magazines, journals, bulletins and the like. The research result showed that : (a) the government revenue, change of consumer surplus, producer surplus, economic net loss in production and consumption and exchange gain economization, are influenced by the import tariff and elasticity price toward supply and demand, so that the welfare distribution value will be bigger; (b) sugar product competitiveness in Indonesia by knowing cane field calculation in East Java both wet and dry field is higher than the same product from other countries as it is shown by the value of DRC<1.

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  • Rustam, Rizal, 2010. "Effect Of Import Tariff Implementation Policy On Refined Sugar Product Competitiveness In Indonesia," 2010 Conference (54th), February 10-12, 2010, Adelaide, Australia 59154, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:aare10:59154
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    Sugar; Welfare Distribution; Domestic Resource Cost (DRC); and Import tariff; Agribusiness;

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