Analysis on the Effectiveness of the Korea's Preferential Tariff Scheme for Least Developed Countries
한국 최빈개도국 특혜관세제도의 효과성 연구

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dc.description학위논문 (석사)-- 서울대학교 대학원 : 국제대학원 국제학과(국제통상전공), 2018. 8. 김종섭.-
dc.description.abstractKorea has implemented the Preferential Tariff Scheme for LDCs since 2000 in accordance with the efforts of the International Society to promote trade in LDCs. This study aims to examine the effectiveness of the Korean Scheme which little attention has been devoted to so far.

Since the initiation of the Scheme, Koreas import from LDCs has been increasing but LDCs share in Koreas import is still very limited. To take a closer look at the effectiveness, intensive margin and extensive margin are analyzed in the descriptive analysis together with utilization rates, utility rates and application rates. In the econometric analysis, drawing upon the Triple Difference Model, the study finds out that the Scheme had positive impacts on the imports from LDCs, especially from Asian LDCs.

Based on those descriptive and econometric analyses, the study provides insight into the ways to enhance the effectiveness. Especially, recommendations on the product coverage, rules of origin and administrative regulations are underlined to make the Scheme more effective.
dc.description.tableofcontentsI. Introduction 1

1.1. Research Questions 1

1.2. Literature Review 2

1.3. Research Methodology 6

II. Trade Preferences for LDCs 8

2.1. Least Developed Countries 8

2.2. International Discussions to Promote LDCs Trade 9

2.3. Preferential Tariff Scheme for LDCs 12

III. Koreas Preferential Tariff Scheme for LDCs 14

3.1. Historical Development of the Scheme 14

3.2. Current Law and Regulation 16

3.3. Beneficiaries and Covered Products 18

IV. Effectiveness of the Koreas Preferential Tariff Scheme for LDC 20

4.1. Trade Value 20

4.1.1. Overall Trade 20

4.1.2. Import from LDCs 22

4.1.3. Export to LDCs 24

4.2. Descriptive Analysis 26

4.2.1. Intensive Margin 26

4.2.2. Extensive Margin 33

4.2.3. Utilization, Utility and Application Rates 34

4.3. Econometric Analysis 37

4.3.1. Triple Difference Model for Assessing Policy Effectiveness 37

4.3.2. Result of Regression 41

V. Policy Recommendations 43

5.1. Product Coverage 43

5.2. Rules of Origin 45

5.3. Administrative Procedures 47

VI. Conclusion 49
dc.publisher서울대학교 대학원-
dc.titleAnalysis on the Effectiveness of the Korea's Preferential Tariff Scheme for Least Developed Countries-
dc.title.alternative한국 최빈개도국 특혜관세제도의 효과성 연구-
dc.contributor.AlternativeAuthorEunji Park-
dc.contributor.affiliation국제대학원 국제학과(국제통상전공)-
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