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The Impact of APEC's Free Trade Commitment

Industry Commission staff information paper

This paper was released in February 1996.

The Industry Commission and its predecessor institutions have a long history of undertaking trade policy analysis. Under its tariff review function, the Commission has examined the implications for Australia of a number of unilateral trade reforms: at the individual tariff item level; sector-wide; or on a general, across-the-board basis.

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Contents

Preliminaries
Cover, Copyright, Preface, Contents, Executive Summary

1   Introduction

2   The framework for analysis

3   The scope of APEC's free trade commitment
Liberalisation
Facilitation

4   The economy-wide impacts of APEC's free trade commitments
Liberalisation
Facilitation
Summing Up

5   Structural adjustments in agriculture
Employment
Agricultural incomes

6   Areas for further research

APPENDICES

A   Key features of the IC95 Model
Database
Imperfect Competition
Capital Accumulation
Other Key Assumptions

B   Sensitivity Analysis

References

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