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The persistence of trade policy in China after WTO accession

Jason Garred ()

Journal of International Economics, 2018, vol. 114, issue C, 130-142

Abstract: Import tariffs have fallen steeply worldwide over the last several decades, but has trade policy persisted through a rise in the use of other instruments? I study this question in the context of China's 2001 accession to the World Trade Organization, using panel data on Chinese export policies. I find that after its entry into WTO, the distribution of China's export restrictions across industries increasingly resembles the inverse of its pre-WTO import tariff schedule. The evidence suggests that increases in export restrictions are likely to have partly restored China's pre-WTO trade policy.

Keywords: China; WTO; Trade policy; Tariffs; Export restrictions; Export taxes (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F13 F14 O13 O24 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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