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Exchanging market access at the outsiders' expense: the case of customs unions

Ornelas, Emanuel (2007) Exchanging market access at the outsiders' expense: the case of customs unions. Canadian Journal of Economics / Revue Canadienne d'economique, 40 (1). pp. 207-224. ISSN 1540-5982

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Abstract

Under a customs union, countries can exchange preferential market access by coordinating external tariffs to shift profits from excluded countries. I show that the exporting rents resulting from this coordination can offset trade diversion losses produced by the union, even if its members are relatively small in world markets. Such gains come, however, at the expense of excluded countries. I show that small countries can use customs unions also to foster multilateral cooperation, by increasing the incentives of excluded countries to support global free trade. le cas des unions douanières. Dans le cas d'une union douanière, les pays peuvent marchander l'accès préférentiel à un marché en coordonnant leurs tarifs externes de manière à extraire des profits des pays exclus. On montre que les rentes à l'exportation qui résultent de cette coordination peuvent compenser les pertes attribuables à la diversion du commerce qui découle de l'union douanière, même si ses membres sont relativement de petite taille dans les marchés mondiaux. De tels gains se font cependant aux dépens des pays exclus. On montre que les petits pays peuvent utiliser les unions douanières pour stimuler la coopération multilatérale, en accroissant les incitations des pays exclus à poursuivre des stratégies de libre échange global.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://economics.ca/cje/en/index.php
Additional Information: © 2007 Canadian Economics Association
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Journal of Economic Literature Classification System: F - International Economics > F1 - Trade > F13 - Commercial Policy; Protection; Promotion; Trade Negotiations; International Trade Organizations
F - International Economics > F1 - Trade > F15 - Economic Integration
F - International Economics > F2 - International Factor Movements and International Business
Sets: Collections > Economists Online
Research centres and groups > Centre for Economic Performance (CEP)
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Date Deposited: 22 Jul 2011 15:50
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/37552/

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