Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/86063
Authors: 
Francois, Joseph
Martin, Will
Year of Publication: 
2002
Series/Report no.: 
Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper 02-125/2
Abstract: 
Most of the large tariff reductions achieved in multilateral tradenegotiations have involved tariff-cutting formulas such as the Swissformula. However, wide variations in initial tariff rates between activeparticipants call for new approaches under the Doha Development Agenda.This paper surveys a range of formula options and examines both targetedand flexible applications of the Swiss formula that target tariff escalation andpeaks, and would allow policy makers to directly target how far they willmove towards free trade, while providing some flexibility for trading offreductions in peak tariffs against reductions in lower-tariff sectors.
Subjects: 
Market access
Tariff formulas
WTO
JEL: 
F13
F1
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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