Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/96837
Authors: 
Ketterer, Tobias
Bernhofen, Daniel M.
Milner, Chris
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
CESifo Working Paper 4777
Abstract: 
Opposing theoretical predictions on the effects of trade preferences on multilateral tariff cuts point to the need for empirical analysis to determine whether preferential trade agreements promote or hinder multilateral trade liberalization. This paper examines the impact of Japan’s trade preferences on its multi-lateral tariff reductions. Using detailed product level data, we find that Japan’s Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) acted as a stumbling block for the country’s external tariff liberalization during the Uruguay Round of multi-lateral trade negotiations.
Subjects: 
Japan’s Generalized System of Preferences
Japan’s Most Favoured Nation tariffs
Uruguay Round
JEL: 
F13
F14
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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