Distortion of international trade by selective indirect taxes and import charges

Taxes on international trade are highly favoured by the developing countries, because they generate about a third of the tax revenue with limited administrative costs. Import tariffs penalize consumers, promote inefficient patterns of production and implicitly tax exports.
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and Production
Date of last update
01.01.2000 – 00:00 CET