The influence of tariff regimes on global production networks (GPNs)

Louise Curran, Khalid Nadvi, Liam Campling

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Despite the recognition that trade policy—in particular, tariff regimes and rules of
origin—can affect the geography of production, much GPN analyses pay scant
attention to the tariff context of the sector studied. This paper proposes an analytical framework to more effectively integrate these regimes into applied GPN research. We test the framework, drawing on analysis of exports to the EU market in four sectors:textiles and apparel, floriculture, fisheries and leather goods. The analysis confirms that, in the presence of high tariffs, preferences do seem to impact on sourcing for the EU market.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)873–895
Number of pages23
JournalJournal of Economic Geography
Issue number4
Early online date22 Dec 2018
Publication statusPublished - 22 Dec 2018


  • Global value chains
  • Global production network (GPN)
  • trade policy
  • tariff regime

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Global Development Institute


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