Protection Facing Exports from Sub-Saharan Africa in the EEC, Japan and the US
1989 (English)Report (Other academic)
Two main questions are addressed in the paper: (i) how did the incidence of protection encountered by Sub-Saharan Africa's (SSA) exports in the major industrial market economies compare with that faced by all developing countries, and (ii) to what extent protection in these markets might have constrained SSA's export growth? The findings on the first issue were conclusive. On the whole, SSA had a better deal in terms of both tariff and non-tariff protection in all three markets. This was in part due to special preferential treatment, expecially in the EEC, and in part a consequence of the commodity composition of its exports, heavy in primary goods. As to the second question, there was no compelling evidence suggesting that protection in the major industrial markets has been a significant constraint on SSA's export growth.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: IIES , 1989. , 60 p.
Seminar Paper / Institute for International Economic Studies, Stockholm University, ISSN 0347-8769 ; 452
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-41637OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-41637DiVA: diva2:331628