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dc.contributor.authorKnight, Russell Henryen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:57:42Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:57:42Z
dc.date.issued2005-04-29en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-05232005-111437en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/37121
dc.description.abstractWith the recent agreement on a framework in the Doha Round for the WTO, trade liberalization is taking another step forward. Unfortunately, export taxes get overlooked as only five countries have this protectionist/rent seeking policy: Argentina, Malaysia, Indonesia, Russia and Ukraine (USDA FAS, 2004). However, the impact of these policies can be felt all over the world. The focus of the case study is on the differential export taxes (DET) placed on soybeans by the Government of Argentina and analyzing the impact of government intervention on trade. Argentina is the third-largest producer of soybeans, and the worldâ s largest exporter of soybean oil and meal with domestic consumption totaling less than five percent of the meal and oil that is processed. In Argentina there is a constant export tax level of twenty percent that is applied to all commodities in agriculture but in the case of oilseeds, raw soybeans are taxed 3.5% more than all other grains and oilseed products. This differential tax favors the exports of valued-added products, i.e. soybean oil and meal. Previous attempts to eliminate the DET have failed. FEDIOL, the Federation that represents the vegetable oils and fats industry in the European Union, filed a complaint against Argentina in the late 1970s and again in the early 1980s, but failed because the DET was not listed as a subsidy under the GATT.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartTableofContents.pdfen_US
dc.relation.haspartTitlePage.pdfen_US
dc.relation.haspartMainBody.pdfen_US
dc.rightsI hereby certify that, if appropriate, I have obtained and attached hereto a written permission statement from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis, dissertation, or project report, allowing distribution as specified below. I certify that the version I submitted is the same as that approved by my advisory committee. I hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the non-exclusive license to archive and make accessible, under the conditions specified below, my thesis, dissertation, or project report in whole or in part in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all other ownership rights to the copyright of the thesis, dissertation or project report. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis, dissertation, or project report.en_US
dc.subjectArgentinaen_US
dc.subjectsoybeansen_US
dc.subjecteffective rate of protectionen_US
dc.subjectexport taxesen_US
dc.subjecttrade policyen_US
dc.subjectcrush marginen_US
dc.titleExport Taxes In Argentina: A Case Studyen_US
dc.typeMajor paperen_US
dc.contributor.departmentAgricultural and Applied Economicsen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineAgricultural and Applied Economicsen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairGeyer, Leighton L.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberPurcell, Wayne D.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberFisher, Ericen_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-05232005-111437/en_US
dc.date.sdate2005-05-23en_US
dc.date.rdate2005-08-05
dc.date.adate2005-08-05en_US


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