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CEPAL Review

Cepal Review is the leading journal for the study of economic and social development issues in Latin America and the Caribbean. Edited by the Economic Commission for Latin America, each issue focuses on economic trends, industrialization, income distribution, technological development and monetary systems, as well as the implementation of economic reform and transfer of technology. Written in English and Spanish (Revista de la Cepal), each tri-annual issue offers approximately 12 studies and essays undertaken by authoritative experts or gathered from conference proceedings.

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Protectionism and development

The new protecionist policy of the centres is nothing more than the insertion of new instruments and forms of restriction into a longstanding structure of trade relations. In the course of this process tariffs have been losing effectiveness and have gradually been replaced by non-tariff measures. From an analysis of 1,051 tariff headings in the United States, 479 in the EEC and 421 in Japan, which together cover more than 10,000 million dollars of Latin American exports to those markets, the author is able to establish the adverse effect of that new policy on the developing economies, which is worsened by the recent tendency of the industrial countries to arrange international trade in the form of “organized free trade”.

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