CEPII, Recherche et Expertise sur l'economie mondiale
How improving the efficiency of border procedures affects firms
In a recent study, Lionel FontagnéGianluca Orefice and Roberta Piermartini show that Information Availability, Advance Rulings and Appeal Procedures have a positive effect on the extensive and intensive margins of French exporters, especially small and medium sized exporters. Differently, simplification of documents and border cooperation appear to boost trade for large firms only.These big players thus capture the savings from shorter time at the border, while small firms do not.
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