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Impact of Domestic Content Requirement on the U.S. Tobacco and Cigarette Industries

  • Beghin, John C.
  • Brown, A. Blake
  • Zaini, M. Hasyim

Using a log-linear equilibrium displacement model we quantify the impact of the recent domestic tobacco content requirement on US cigarette manufacturing. We investigate effects on US growers and manufacturers, and competing tobacco imports. The policy increased domestic use of US-grown tobacco, but induced a small negative output effect. Tobacco imports decreased substantially. The paper also discusses the political-economic incentives for US manufacturers to comply with such policies. The political cooperation between US growers and manufacturers decreases the opposition of the latter to protectionist policies championed by the former.

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Paper provided by Iowa State University, Department of Economics in its series Staff General Research Papers with number 1483.

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Date of creation: 01 Jan 1997
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Publication status: Published in Agricultural Economics 1997, vol. 15, pp. 201-212
Handle: RePEc:isu:genres:1483
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