Mapping and measuring Rules of Origin around the world

Olivier Cadot, Antoni Estevadeordal, Akiko Suwa-Eisenmann and Thierry Verdier

in The Origin of Goods

Published in print February 2006 | ISBN: 9780199290482
Published online May 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780191603471 | DOI:
 Mapping and measuring Rules of Origin around the world

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This chapter breaks new ground in dissecting preferential trading arrangements (PTAs) by focusing on rules of origin (ROO), a crucial yet poorly understood market access discipline included in virtually every PTA. It presents a global mapping of the existing ROO regimes, and puts forth an analytical coding scheme for the types of product-specific and regime-wide ROO employed in these regimes. The most immediate contribution of this chapter is to advance the understanding of the ROO regimes around the world, and provide analytical tools for empirical studies on ROO’s economic effects.

Keywords: rules of origin; preferential trading arrangement; restrictiveness index; facilitation index; NAFTA; PANEURO; Doha Round

Chapter.  16266 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: International Economics

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