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"GTAP 8 Data Base Documentation - Chapter 10.D: MAcMap-HS6 2007, an exhaustive and consistent measure of applied protection in 2007"
by Guimbard, Houssein, Sebastien Jean and Mondher Mimouni


The third version of the MAcMap-HS6 database, built as a result of a joint effort of Cepii and ITC, based on ITC’s MAcMap raw data, proposes an exhaustive and consistent measure of applied, preferential tariff protection in 2007. The methodology, similar to the one used for previous versions, relies on reference groups of countries to limit the endogeneity bias faced when computing ad valorem equivalents of tariff protection, and when computing averages at aggregate levels. The world average applied protection level in 2007 is estimated to be 4.4%. Compared to 2004, this is a decline by nearly 0.7 percentage points, mainly due to unilateral liberalizations and to new preferential trade agreements. The increasing share of developing countries, where protection is higher, tended to raise the world average, but this was counterbalanced by the decline in the ad valorem equivalent of specific tariffs, linked to the surge in world prices of agricultural products.

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Category: GTAP 8 Data Base Documentation
Status: Published
By/In: Center for Global Trade Analysis
Date: 2012
Created: Batta, G. (3/12/2012)
Updated: Batta, G. (3/12/2012)
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