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Economic implications of taxing agricultural exports: the case of Pakistan's Basmati rice

Economic implications of taxing agricultural exports: the case of Pakistan's Basmati rice

Issues in agricultural development: sustainability and cooperation: 244-250

The impact of an ad valorem export tax on Pakistan's Basmati rice trade is analysed in a partial equilibrium framework. Results suggest that producers of Basmati rice lost a considerable amount of their producer surplus while consumers gained in terms of their consumer surplus. The national treasury received tax revenues as well as some positive increases in foreign exchange earnings. The nation as a whole thus gained.

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