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CHANGES EFFECT OF SUGAR IMPORT TARIFF IN INDONESIA

August 28th, 2013 No comments

CHANGES EFFECT OF SUGAR IMPORT TARIFF IN INDONESIA

Agnes Q. Pudjiastuti, Doctoral Candidate in Agricultural Economics
Ratya Anindita, Professor in Agricultural Economics
Nuhfil Hanani, David Kaluge, Researchers
University of Brawijaya, Indonesia
E-mail: ratyaa@ub.ac.id

ABSTRACT

The purpose of this paper is to study the effect of sugar import tariffs changes since the tariff
import is the only policy to increase the sugar domestic production. This analysis is
performed using a CGE (computable general equilibrium) model of Indonesian economy in
2008. Results showed that the increases of sugar import tariff have some different
conclusions. If sugar tariff import will rise to 41.6% and to 50%, the domestic output of sugar
will increase about 1.89% and 3.77%; and household welfare would increase about 0.52 and
0.76%, respectively. But when the sugar import tariff is removed, domestic output of sugar
and sugarcane have not changed, but the agricultural sector would reduce and income of all
agents would decrease. Thus, the relevant tariff depends on the purpose of the government
whether to increase domestic output and import or export of certain sectors, and the welfare
of producers or consumers.

KEYWORDS
Sugar; Import tariff; Domestic output; Export; Import; Household welfare, Computable
general equilibrium

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