Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/86616
Authors: 
Francois, Joseph F.
Spinanger, Dean
Year of Publication: 
2004
Series/Report no.: 
Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper 04-049/2
Abstract: 
This paper is concerned with the interaction of regulated efficiency and World Trade Organization (WTO) accession and its impact on China’s motor vehicle sector. The analysis is conducted using a 23 sector–25 region computable general equilibrium model. Regulatory reform and internal restructuring are found to be critical. Restructuring is represented by a cost reduction following from consolidation and rationalization that moves costs toward global norms. Without restructuring, WTO accession means a surge of final imports, though imports of parts could well fall as production moves offshore. However, with restructuring, the final assembly industry can be made competitive by world standards, with a strengthened position for the industry.
Subjects: 
China Accession to WTO
Automobile Sector
JEL: 
F13
F14
F17
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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