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Adjusting to Trade-Policy Changes in Export Markets: Evidence from U.S. Antidumping Duties on Vietnamese Catfish

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dc.contributor.author Brambilla, Irene
dc.contributor.author Porto, Guido G.
dc.contributor.author Tarozzi, Alessandro
dc.date.accessioned 2010-09-27T17:46:14Z
dc.date.available 2010-09-27T17:46:14Z
dc.date.issued 2009 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/6409
dc.description.abstract "A large literature studies the effects of trade policy changes on developing-country exports on household incomes, and recent contributions have increasingly addressed the effects of administered protection, such as anti-dumping duties. In 2003 the United States imposed anti-dumping tariffs on imports of catfish from Vietnam ranging from 37 to 64 percent. As a result, Vietnamese exports of catfish to the U.S. market declined sharply, thus providing a unique opportunity to study the effects of U.S. trade policy changes on Vietnamese families. Using data on Vietnamese households, the authors study the responses of catfish producers in the Mekong delta of Vietnam between 2002 and 2004. The evidence suggests that the rate of growth of income of households that depended on catfish sales was significantly affected. In addition, the anti-dumping duties triggered significant exit from catfish farming. Households adjusted by moving out of catfish aquaculture and into wage labor markets and agriculture, but not into other aquaculture activities. Finally, the evidence also suggests that households found it difficult to change their catfish production levels, and that performance in aquaculture affects other household economic activities." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries World Bank Policy Research Working Paper, no. 4990 en_US
dc.subject fisheries en_US
dc.subject trade en_US
dc.subject catfish en_US
dc.subject households en_US
dc.title Adjusting to Trade-Policy Changes in Export Markets: Evidence from U.S. Antidumping Duties on Vietnamese Catfish en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.subject.sector Social Organization en_US

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