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Trade Facilitation and trade policy

Bergvall, Martin LU (2017) NEKH01 20171
Department of Economics
Abstract
There have been many studies made which measure the effects of trade facilitation on trade flows, and it is has been established that there are large gains from improving inefficient and cumbersome trade procedures that act as a barrier to trade. Still there are differences between countries and their level of trade facilitation. With a framework defining resources indicator and protectionist indicators, this thesis studies the relation between the number of days required to import a good and countries’ trade policy and resources. There is, to my knowledge, no previous literature on subject and the model built draws inspiration from studies on trade in general. The results suggest that while trade facilitation seems to be determined to... (More)
There have been many studies made which measure the effects of trade facilitation on trade flows, and it is has been established that there are large gains from improving inefficient and cumbersome trade procedures that act as a barrier to trade. Still there are differences between countries and their level of trade facilitation. With a framework defining resources indicator and protectionist indicators, this thesis studies the relation between the number of days required to import a good and countries’ trade policy and resources. There is, to my knowledge, no previous literature on subject and the model built draws inspiration from studies on trade in general. The results suggest that while trade facilitation seems to be determined to some extent by a country’s available resources, there is a difference in the kind of protectionist measures that are related to efficient or inefficient trade procedures, indicating that cumbersome procedures and tariffs are trade barriers for imports into developing countries, while developed countries have trade barriers in the form of non-tariff measures. (Less)
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author
Bergvall, Martin LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
A study on determinants of efficient border procedures
course
NEKH01 20171
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Trade facilitation, trade policy, tariffs, non-tariff measures
language
English
id
8912741
date added to LUP
2017-07-11 11:14:54
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2017-07-11 11:14:54
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  abstract     = {There have been many studies made which measure the effects of trade facilitation on trade flows, and it is has been established that there are large gains from improving inefficient and cumbersome trade procedures that act as a barrier to trade. Still there are differences between countries and their level of trade facilitation. With a framework defining resources indicator and protectionist indicators, this thesis studies the relation between the number of days required to import a good and countries’ trade policy and resources. There is, to my knowledge, no previous literature on subject and the model built draws inspiration from studies on trade in general. The results suggest that while trade facilitation seems to be determined to some extent by a country’s available resources, there is a difference in the kind of protectionist measures that are related to efficient or inefficient trade procedures, indicating that cumbersome procedures and tariffs are trade barriers for imports into developing countries, while developed countries have trade barriers in the form of non-tariff measures.},
  author       = {Bergvall, Martin},
  keyword      = {Trade facilitation,trade policy,tariffs,non-tariff measures},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Trade Facilitation and trade policy},
  year         = {2017},
}