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How Hidden Protectionism Impacts International Trade. Bertelsmann Policy Brief #2017/09

Jungbluth, Cora and Petersen, Thieß and Yalcin, Erdal and Kinzius, Luisa and Felbermayr, Gabriel (2019) How Hidden Protectionism Impacts International Trade. Bertelsmann Policy Brief #2017/09. [Policy Paper]

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    Tariffs impede trade. They are the most visible instrument for protecting domestic companies against foreign competition. So-called non-tariff barriers to trade (NTBs) are less visible. NTBs include restricting import quantities, registration formalities for imports or state aid for domestic suppliers. Our study shows that NTBs implemented worldwide between 2010 and 2015 have been responsible for roughly 16 percent of missing global trade in 2015, amounting to about USD 512 billion. German exports could have been at least USD 43 billion higher in 2015 if these NTBs had not existed. The value of German imports in 2015 would have been at least USD 34 billion higher than the actual volume of imports.

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    Item Type: Policy Paper
    Subjects for non-EU documents: Countries > Germany
    EU policies and themes > External relations > international trade
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
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    Series: Series > Bertelsmann Stiftung/Foundation (Gutersloh, Germany) > Policy Brief
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 09 Feb 2020 15:06
    Number of Pages: 8
    Last Modified: 09 Feb 2020 15:06

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