Revenue implications of trade liberalization in South Africa

Show simple item record Matlanyane, Adelaide Harmse, Chris 2008-05-27T05:41:40Z 2008-05-27T05:41:40Z 2002-03
dc.description.abstract This paper explores the implications of trade liberalization on international trade tax revenue and the macroeconomic implications thereof in the context of the South African economy. The main focus of the paper is on quantitative restrictions in the form of tariffs. In theory the direction of change of revenue as a result of trade reform is ambiguous, depending among other factors on the productivity of trade tax revenue. With these in mind, the paper first establishes the productivity of trade tax revenue in South Africa. This is followed by an econometric analysis of the relationship between tariff revenue and trade liberalization in South Africa. Customs revenue is used as a measure of trade tax revenue. The estimation results show that customs revenue is highly productive. In addition, trade liberalization has a significant influence on customs revenue and that an increase in imports may lead to a reduction in trade tax revenue. On the other hand the results suggest that supportive macroeconomic policies are a prerequisite for successful trade liberalization. en
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dc.identifier.citation Matlanyane, A & Harmse, C 2002, 'Revenue implications of trade liberalization in South Africa', The South African Journal of Economics, vol. 70, no. 2, pp. 155–161. [] en
dc.identifier.issn 0038-2280
dc.identifier.other 10.1111/j.1813-6982.2002.tb01294.x
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Blackwell en
dc.rights Blackwell. The definitive version is available at en
dc.subject Revenue implications en
dc.subject Trade liberalization en
dc.subject Revenue productivity en
dc.subject.lcsh Free trade -- South Africa en
dc.title Revenue implications of trade liberalization in South Africa en
dc.type Postprint Article en

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