Modeling Tariff Rate Quotas in a Global Context : The Case of Sugar Markets in OECD Countries

  title={Modeling Tariff Rate Quotas in a Global Context : The Case of Sugar Markets in OECD Countries},
  author={Dominique van der Mensbrugghe and John Christopher Beghin and Duncan Mitchell},
We use mixed-complementarity-problem programming to implement tariff rate quotas (TRQs) in the global computable general equilibrium (CGE) LINKAGE model. We apply the approach to TRQs in sugar markets in OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) countries. We calibrate the model on 2000 policy levels for OECD countries to reflect the full implementation of their World Trade Organization commitments. We look at reforms of TRQ and TRQ-like schemes in the European Union, the… CONTINUE READING


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