On the heterogeneous effects of market-access barriers: Evidence from small and large Peruvian exporters

Available from: 
May 2018
Paper author(s): 
Marco Fugazza
Marcelo Olarreaga
Cristian Ugarte
Globalization - Trade

We examine the extent to which market-access barriers in Latin America affect small and large Peruvian exporters to the region. Using a dataset that allows us to distinguish between tariffs and different types of non-tariff measures introduced by Latin American countries between 2000 and 2014, we find that large Peruvian exporters benefit rather than lose from the introduction of tariffs and non-tariff measures in their destination markets. Their export value increases and the probability that they exit the export sector decreases as they face new market-access barriers abroad. The reverse is true for small exporters, which are hurt by more stringent market-access barriers.


Research section: 
Working Papers