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Who Benefits from the Export Tax Rebate Policy? Evidence from the Chinese Fishery Sector

LIU, Xinran and GE, Wei (2018) Who Benefits from the Export Tax Rebate Policy? Evidence from the Chinese Fishery Sector. Studies in Agricultural Economics, 120 (2). ISSN 2063 0476 (In Press)

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Abstract

The export tax rebate policy in China is under dispute, especially in agricultural sectors, as it is claimed that it works as a subsidy for foreign consumers rather than domestic producers. Surprisingly, little research has investigated the distribution of benefits of this policy. In this paper, we examine this in a partial equilibrium framework. We find that the effects of the export tax rebate on domestic producers depend on the relative magnitude of the export supply and import demand elasticities. The model is then applied to the Chinese fishery sector, a perfect example to illustrate the policy debate. Simulation results indicate that, although the export tax rebate increases Chinese producers’ welfare, foreign consumers capture most of its welfare benefits (60%-75%). Furthermore, the results imply that the welfare gain for Chinese producers is overestimated if vertical linkage between the retail and the farm markets is ignored.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Welfare Distribution, Export Tax Rebate, Value-Added Tax, Fishery Sector, Retail market, Farm Market
Subjects: Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics – Environmental and Ecological Economics
Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics – Environmental and Ecological Economics > Q00 - General
Depositing User: István Ady
Date Deposited: 27 Jul 2018 08:50
Last Modified: 27 Jul 2018 08:50
URI: http://repo.aki.gov.hu/id/eprint/3205

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