Revenue Implications of Trade Liberalization

Author/Editor:

Reint Gropp ; Liam P. Ebrill ; Janet Gale Stotsky

Publication Date:

July 22, 1999

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

The apparent contradiction between trade liberalization and continuing high trade tax revenue raises the important question of how, precisely, the one affects the other. Although policymakers generally recognize the long-term benefits of trade liberalization, some have argued for at least a slower pace, in part because of revenue concerns. This paper seeks to address these issues in three complimentary ways: through an overview of the factors that may have a bearing on the question, through a review of trends in trade tax revenue both globally and in selected countries, and through econometric analysis.

Series:

Occasional Paper No. 180

English

Publication Date:

July 22, 1999

ISBN/ISSN:

9781557758132/0251-6365

Stock No:

S180EA0000000

Format:

Paper

Pages:

47

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