Long-run Effects on China of APEC Trade Liberalisation

Plans for APEC trade liberalisation include the elimination of all tariffs between member states. In this paper we use two computable general equilibrium models to examine the effects of these plans, focussing on China. Our modelling shows that liberalisation increases China's capital stock and real GDP. The implication for Chinese industries depend on the extent to which liberalisation exposes them to additional import competition. Industries strongly stimulated include Textiles and Communications Equipment. Transport Equipment is the most adversely affected. Chinese regional results follow from the industrial compositions of the regions, with Zhejiang the most favourably affected and Jilin the least.


Issue Date:
Oct 01 1998
Publication Type:
Working or Discussion Paper
Record Identifier:
http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/266389
Language:
English
Total Pages:
45
JEL Codes:
C68; F15
Series Statement:
General Paper No. G-130




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