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    Export Promotion Via Official Export Insurance


    Dewit, Gerda (2000) Export Promotion Via Official Export Insurance. Open Economies Review, 11 (1). pp. 5-26. ISSN 1573-708X

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    Abstract

    Proponents of free trade argue that export promotion distorts competition and undermines the multilateral trade system. In most countries export insurance is provided by the government and, consequently, is driven more by a broad range of policy objectives than purely insurance principles. This paper, however, shows that export promotion does not necessarily imply trade distortions and that most export destinations do not benefit from insurance premium subsidies. A significant policy implication of these findings is that the WTO and the EU are correct not to banish completely official export insurance.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Export promotion; Subsidies; Risk; Trade distortion; WTO;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Economics, Finance and Accounting
    Item ID: 8446
    Depositing User: Gerda Dewit
    Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2017 12:20
    Journal or Publication Title: Open Economies Review
    Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publishers
    Refereed: Yes
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