Bei LU;Xin LIU;
Technical Barrier to Trade is widespread and has increasing impact on Chinese export enterprises. It has both trade promotion and trade restriction. In this paper we investigate the interrelationships between technical barriers, enterprise profit and social welfare. Technical regulations raise the quality of both the domestic and foreign enterprises. The quality difference is narrowed. Also, reasonable technical barriers have positive effects on social welfare in the long term. China should strengthen independent innovation to leap technical barriers to trade.
Technical Barrier to Trade; quality differentiation; welfare
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