Trade Policy Analysis
CapTrade is often called upon to assess the economic effects of proposed changes in international economic policy, including trade, investment and capital movements, and intellectual property rights. Such changes can include the implementation of a specific free trade agreement, the imposition of export duties, or targeted duty reductions such as those that would result from passage of the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill. Other times, the client is interested in an analysis of the long-term effects of the international economic policies.
Such studies answer questions such as, “What policies did Country A follow to become competitive in Industry X? How has output and employment in Country B been influenced by trade policies in Country A? What other conditions of competition influenced bilateral trade flows during this period?” Such studies typically incorporate in-depth research, economic modeling, and other quantitative techniques.
Specific areas in which CapTrade has applied its expertise include: