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Mapping the Tariff Waters

Tariff water — the difference between bound and applied duties — provides relevant information on domestic trade policy and WTO trade negotiations.

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This paper examines the general and sectoral tariff structure of 120 economies, using exploratory data analysis.

No: ERSD-2009-13

Authors:
Antonia Diakantoni — WTO
Hubert Escaith — WTO
 

Manuscript date: December 2009

Key Words:

Commercial Policy, Taxation, Tariff Duty, GATT-WTO, International Trade Agreements, MFN, Bound Tariff, Tariff Water.

JEL classification numbers:

F13, H20

 
  

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This is a working paper, and hence it represents research in progress. This paper represents the opinions of the author, and is the product of professional research. It is not meant to represent the position or opinions of the WTO or its Members, nor the official position of any staff members. Any errors are the fault of the author. Copies of working papers can be requested from the divisional secretariat by writing to: Economic Research and Statistics Division, World Trade Organization, Rue de Lausanne 154, CH 1211 Geneva 21, Switzerland. Please request papers by number and title.

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