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Who benefited from the US tariffs on the Chinese tires?

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  • Joonhyung, Lee

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The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the short-run effect of the tariffs on Chinese tires imposed by the US in September 2009. First, we investigated whether the tariffs were beneficial to the US domestic tire industry in terms of employment. Our empirical analysis found that there were no significant benefits to US employment in the tire industry. This result led us to the next question: Who benefited from the tariffs? We found that the tire imports to the US were significantly deviated from China to other countries such as Thailand and Korea.

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  • Joonhyung, Lee, 2011. "Who benefited from the US tariffs on the Chinese tires?," MPRA Paper 29705, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:29705
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    1. Charnovitz, Steve & Hoekman, Bernard, 2012. "US Special Safeguard on Imports of Tires from China: Imposing Pain for Little Gain," CEPR Discussion Papers 9217, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
    2. Charnovitz, Steve & Hoekman, Bernard, 2013. "US–Tyres: Upholding a WTO Accession Contract – Imposing Pain for Little Gain," World Trade Review, Cambridge University Press, vol. 12(02), pages 273-296, April.

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    Keywords

    Tariffs; Chinese Tires; Difference-in-Difference;

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    • F13 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade Policy; International Trade Organizations

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