"The rationale for strategic trade policy in industrialised countries is based upon two kinds of market failure. One of these is the inability of firms in high-technology industries to capture... More > or appropriate the externality benefits of contributions to knowledge that spill-over to other firms. The other is the presence of monopoly profits in highly concentrated
oligopolistic firms. Import-substituting industrialisation based upon the infant industry argument, which was popular in developing countries during the first 30 postwar years, has largely been superseded by export-orientated industrialisation during later years due to the example set by a group of high performance Asian economies.
China Customs Tariff and Tax Schedule (2012 Edition) is a must-have tool for international trade practitioners who export to or import from China. It provides comprehensive information about all... More > tariffs and taxes imposed on imports and exports by Chinese Customs Authority. These tariffs and taxes include: import and export Most Favored Nation (MFN) tariff rates, interim tariff rates, agreement tariff rates, special preferential tariff rates, general tariff rate, value added tax (VAT) rates, consumption tax rates and export tariff rates. The information is presented at 10-digit level.
This Schedule is published in January each year as soon as the annual tariff and tax adjustments are promulgated by customs authority. Updates are available on our website immediately after any official amendments are made during the year. Also available on our website (chinatradedata.com): electronic version of this book, online tariff/tax database, online trade statistics database and data download services.< Less
"1. Why the price of computers dropped as their power and features has have increased?
2. Why would an increase in the tariffs (taxes) on imported orange juice raise the price of American... More > produced orange juice?
3. What is the difference between a shift in demand for snow blowers and an increase in the quantity of snow blowers demanded?
A graduate of Harvard Law School, the author has practiced corporate and international law in private practice and as general counsel for several transnational companies. He practices independently... More > and as of counsel to a nationally known trade law firm in Dallas, Texas.
“I wrote Import Transactions and Customs Compliance to enable the reader to gain a coherent perception of the importing process as a whole and as a reference source for information that is currently available only in fragments.”
Scott R. Lowden
Mr. Lowden has produced a comprehensive guide for the importer from the largest mega-corporation to the smallest individual. The book is an excellent resource and would be a valuable training guide for importing companies, brokers and transportation companies as well as firms practicing trade compliance.
Sue-Ann Linnemann, Retired Assistant Port Director, U.S. Customs & Border Protection< Less