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Selected Results

Integrated Tariff Analysis System (ITAS)

Selected Results

A range of summary and specific output files, as produced using ITAS, are presented here. These selected results are presented in MS Excel format, and are grouped according to the module by which they are produced. File descriptions are provided on the relevant module pages.

  • Import tariff module - Summarises the effects of formulas upon tariffs affecting a country's imports, from all countries.
  • Market access module - Summarises the effects of formulas upon tariffs faced by a country's exports to other ITAS countries. This module is currently set to produce results for Australia.
  • Prices module - Summarises the effects of formulas upon duty-paid prices of imported goods.
  • Tariff revenue - Results from a framework for calculating initial revenue implications of tariff reduction scenarios. Module is currently set to produce results for Australia.
  • Economic modelling input module - Contains the ‘shocks' induced by formula–based changes to tariff structures to be applied in general equilibrium analysis

The results include simulated effects of a range of tariff reduction formulas, as shown below. Appendix B of the staff working paper An Integrated Tariff Analysis System provides more detail on these formulas.

Scenarios

The selected output uses the following ITAS tariff reduction scenarios:

1 Girard formula with a parameter of 1; tariffs eliminated for selected sectors. (a)
2 Girard formula with a parameter of 1; Girard treatment of unbound items. (b)
3 Girard formula with a parameter of 1; ceiling and floor imposed. (c)
4 Girard formula with a parameter of 1.
5 Girard formula with a parameter of 2.
6 Chinese formula with maximum tariff equal to 3 times the average base tariff.
7 Chinese formula with maximum tariff equal to the average base tariff.
8 Combined Chinese formula with maximum tariff equal to the average base tariff for industrialised economies, and maximum tariff equal to 3 times the average base tariff for developing economies and LDCs.
9 Swiss formula, with maximum possible final tariff of 8 per cent.
10 Swiss formula, with maximum possible final tariff of 16 per cent.

a) Tariffs are eliminated in the following sectors: electronics and electrical goods; fish and fish products; footwear, leather goods; motor vehicle parts and components; stones, gems and precious metals; and textiles and clothing. (b) Unbound rates estimated at twice the MFN rate. (c) Ceiling at 25 and floor at 16 for developing countries.

Source: An Integrated Tariff Analysis System: Software and Database, Chapter 3.

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