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The Persistence of Trade Policy in China After WTO Accession

Jason Garred ()

No 1621E, Working Papers from University of Ottawa, Department of Economics

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 pattern of industrial protection.

JEL-codes: F13 F14 O13 O24 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 46 pages
Date: 2016
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-cna, nep-int and nep-tra
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