Hidden protectionism? Evidence from non-tariff barriers to trade in the United States

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Autorinnen und Autoren: Grundke R, Moser C
Zeitschrift: Journal of International Economics
Jahr der Veröffentlichung: 2019
Band: 117
Seitenbereich: 143-157
ISSN: 0022-1996


Abstract

Can the enforcement of product standards be protectionism in disguise? This paper estimates the costs of non-compliance with U.S. product standards, using a new database on U.S. import refusals from 2002 to 2014. We find that import refusals decrease exports to the United States. This trade reducing effect is driven by developing countries and by refusals without any product sample analysis, in particular during the Subprime Crisis and its aftermath. We also provide evidence that given product standards were enforced more strictly during the crisis while the quality of imported products did not deteriorate. These results are consistent with the existence of counter-cyclical, hidden protectionism due to non-tariff barriers to trade in the United States. (C) 2019 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.


FAU-Autorinnen und Autoren / FAU-Herausgeberinnen und Herausgeber

Moser, Christoph Prof. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Global Governance


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Zitierweisen

APA:
Grundke, R., & Moser, C. (2019). Hidden protectionism? Evidence from non-tariff barriers to trade in the United States. Journal of International Economics, 117, 143-157. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jinteco.2018.12.007

MLA:
Grundke, Robert, and Christoph Moser. "Hidden protectionism? Evidence from non-tariff barriers to trade in the United States." Journal of International Economics 117 (2019): 143-157.

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