December 5, 2020

China Preferential Trade Agreement

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However, it is difficult to draw conclusions about the impact of preferential tariffs on the basis of qualitative observations alone. Institutional and political regulations of EPZs, such as standards, fair competition and investment facilitation, can also affect energy trade flows and product market share. Other factors, such as distance between countries, the size of their economies, the level of energy production, etc., can also be determined by energy trade patterns. In addition, each of these factors may have different effects on different groups of energy products. The strategy must be different from the point of view of an energy exporting economy that wants to increase its share of Chinese imports. A preferential tariff regime should facilitate market share growth only for the petroleum products group and, to a lesser extent, for gas and NNG. If China decided to raise crude oil import duties to the current zero level, preferential tariffs (better than MFN) would likely result in additional market share. Group 2701 (coal) differs from the general scheme. The share of coal imports is not influenced by the average level of tariffs, but tends to be higher when exports have a PTA with China. Signs of FDI are not statistically significant.

Therefore, this variable is unlikely to have a significant impact on the share of Chinese energy imports as a whole. UN Comtrade (2016), “The United Nations commodity trade statistics database,” available at (available October 25, 2016). Martinez-Zarzoso, I. (2003), “Gravity model: An application to trade between regional blocs,” Atlantic Economic Journal, Vol. Details of the Cambodia-China free trade agreement have not yet been finalized, but Cambodia`s export statistics indicate that the agreement would produce only part of the damage to preferential trade status with the European Union, which was Cambodia`s second-largest trading partner in 2019. Balassa, B. (1967), “Trade creation and trade diversion in the European Common Market,” The Economic Journal, Vol. BussiĆ©re, M., Callegari, G., Ghironi, F., Sestieri, G.

and Yamano, N. (2013), “Estimating trade elastizities: demand elasticities and the collapse trade of 2008-09,” American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, Vol. Kiyota, K. and Stern, R.M (2007), “Economic effects of a Korea-US free trade agreement,” The Korea Economic Institute of America, Special Studies Series 4, available at: In particular, we examine the following questions: What is the definition of China`s approach to ATP and how do energy imports fit into its trade patterns? Do EPZs have a significant impact on Chinese energy imports or energy exports to China, and does the impact vary from product group to product group? Which component of the PTA – tariff reduction or institutional agreements – is the most important to facilitate energy trade with China? What impact will this have on China and its existing and potential EDP partners for energy exports? There are many examples in the literature that quantitatively analyze the role of PMAs with gravitational models. Cardamone (2007) found a large survey of these assessments and found that most studies found a positive link between EDPs and trade volume. However, the mannequins and a few other peripheral independent variables have put forward a limited power of explanation. More recently, Baltagi et al. (2014) have repeated the various examples of econometric gravity models, including structural and reduced shape estimates. Previously, Magee (2003) had studied a possible endogenous role of preferential agreements, which focused on trade volumes and political regimes. It finds that such a relationship exists only if trade is endogenous for political interactions between members of the trading bloc.