publication . Preprint . 2011

Does tariff escalation affect export shares: The case of cotton and coffee in global trade

Narayanan G, Badri; Khorana, Sangeeta;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Jan 2011
Many studies show that Tariff Escalation (TE) lowers export shares in many of the processing sectors, given their higher level of protection. However, there are instances when the export shares of processed sectors are higher despite the existence of TE. We examine both these contrasting cases of TE in this paper. On the one hand, there is TE in coffee and coffee products in developing countries, which lead in raw coffee exports and lag in roasted coffee exports. On the other hand, there is a similar pattern of TE in developing countries, which are leading exporters of cotton textiles, but not as much of raw cotton. This raises the question whether TE has a syst...
free text keywords: International Relations/Trade, F14-Country and Industry Studies of Trade, O57-Economywide Comparative Studies of Countries, L66-Food Beverages Cosmetics and Tobacco, L67- Clothing Textiles Shoes and Leather, N5 – Agriculture,
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