Protection and the Own-Funds Window in Tanzania : An Analytical Framework and Estimates of the Effects of Trade Liberalization

Author/Editor:

Dean A. DeRosa

Publication Date:

May 1, 1991

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Summary:

This paper presents a simple partial equilibrium framework for considering the economic implications of administered protection in Tanzania, against the background of the country’s parallel exchange market and the establishment of the own-funds and open general license (OGL) facilities for authorizing imports. It also presents estimates of the range of possible adjustment in the real exchange rate and trade flows following from a unification of the highly-fragmented import licensing system, coupled with sufficient liberalization of the OGL facility to eliminate own-funded imports and the incentive to export smuggling.

Series:

Working Paper No. 91/52

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

May 1, 1991

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451847154/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA0521991

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

28

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