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Estimating Importer-Specific Ad Valorem Equivalents of Non-Tariff Measures

Mohammad Mahdi Ghodsi (), Julia Grübler () and Robert Stehrer
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Julia Grübler: The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies, wiiw,

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No 129, wiiw Working Papers from The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies, wiiw

Abstract: Abstract In this paper, we examine the relevance of non-tariff measures (NTMs) at the 6-digit level of the Harmonised System over the period 2002-2011 by estimating ad valorem equivalents. We draw on information of NTMs notified to the WTO from the Integrated Trade Intelligence Portal (I-TIP), distinguishing various NTM types, such as technical barriers to trade and sanitary and phytosanitary measures. To assess whether NTMs facilitate or impede trade across countries we apply a gravity approach, which allows calculating implied ad valorem equivalents of NTMs for about 100 WTO member countries. Evidence of these AVEs is provided differentiated by NTM types, income groups, industries and product categories.

Keywords: non-tariff measures; trade barriers; ad valorem equivalent; gravity model; I-TIP (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F13 F14 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 48 pages including 13 Tables and 10 Figures
Date: 2016-09
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