Tariff Rate Quotas and Their Administration
Theory, Practice and an Econometric Model for the EU
©2004 Thesis 178 Pages
Series: Schriften zur internationalen Entwicklungs- und Umweltforschung, Volume 9
Tariff Rate Quotas are an important, though controversial instrument of international agricultural trade policy. They are meant to provide market access, but can be designed to be as restrictive as import quotas. In the political and academic discussion, quota administration is blamed to cause extra inefficiencies. However, little research exists on how different methods of quota administration compare to each other. This question is approached by an econometric model for censored panel data, which was applied to the EU’s tariff rate quotas. Furthermore, this work analyses how tariff rate quotas are governed by WTO rules, how they are applied in practice by the EU and US, and how they could be reformed in the ongoing agricultural trade negotiations.
- ISBN (Softcover)
- Europäische Union Agrarwelthandel Quotenregelung (Regulierung) Allgemeines Gleichgewichtsmodell World Trade Organization Internationaler Agrarhandel WTO Modellierung zensierter Paneldaten International Agricultural Trade Pol Zollkontingente
- Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2004. XVI, 178 pp., num fig. and tables