Comparatives advantages and trade restrictions: an evaluation of the Brazil/Germany trade in 2001

This article analyzes Brazilian exports to Germany in 2001 focusing on groups of exported products and the use of the factor of production corresponding to the qualification of workers. The aim is to define the comparative advantages of Brazilian exports to the German Market, based upon Heckscher-Ohlin's theory of international trade. After such identification, the main obstacles to the access of Brazilian products to the German Market have been analyzed, considering the trade barriers (tariff and non-tariff based) imposed by Germany to Brazilian exports in the realm of the UE's communitarian regulation.

comparative advantages; tariff and non-tariff barriers

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