Rules of Origin as Export Subsidies ¤

  title={Rules of Origin as Export Subsidies ¤},
  author={Olivier Cadot and Antoni Estevadeordal and Akiko Suwa-Eisenmann},
  • Olivier Cadot, Antoni Estevadeordal, Akiko Suwa-Eisenmann
  • Published 2003
The paper estimates the e¤ect of NAFTA’s rules of origin (ROO) on Mexican access to the US market simultaneously with the endogenous determination of ROOs. The ...rst equation determines Mexico’s NAFTA (preferential) exports to the US as a function of, inter alia, the rate of tari¤ preference and Estevadeordal’s qualitative index of ROO strictness. The second equation determines ROO strictness on the basis of a Grossman-Helpman model identifying channels through which lobbying by US… CONTINUE READING

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