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Export Subsidies and Countervailing Tariffs

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This paper analyses how retaliation affects the profit shifting argument for export subsidies. Trade policy is modelled as a multistage game. At the first stage the foreign country sets its export subsidy, and then at the second stage the domestic country sets its tariff and/or production subsidy. If the domestic country pursues an optimal trade policy then it will always gain from a foreign export subsidy. When the domestic country uses a tariff and a production subsidy, the optimal foreign policy is an export subsidy. If the domestic country only uses a tariff then an export tax is usually the optimal foreign policy.

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  • Collie, David, 1990. "Export Subsidies and Countervailing Tariffs," Economic Research Papers 268388, University of Warwick - Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:uwarer:268388
    DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.268388
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