Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/127048
Authors: 
Manzano, George
Prado, Shanti Aubren
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
PIDS Discussion Paper Series 2015-34
Abstract: 
The paper evaluates the feasibility of sectoral liberalization of environmental goods for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC). Using the model originally developed by Wonnacott, it argues for the liberalization of goods predominantly supplied by APEC members, thereby minimizing the free rider problem that usually afflicts most favored nation liberalization. The paper then ranks the different items in the APEC list of environmental goods according to economic advisability, given the predominant supplier framework. It thus demonstrates the economic rationale why APEC, as a whole, should consider liberalizing a number of environmental goods. The paper also examines the distributional impact of the proposed scheme on the individual members, particularly on the trade interest of the Philippines.
Subjects: 
Philippines
Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)
environmental goods
services
tariff
trade liberalization
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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