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dc.creatorTaylor, Lori L.
dc.creatorDar, Jawad
dc.description.abstractTariff rates on most articles of imported apparel and footwear are classified by the gender of the intended user, and for some items the rates differ. In this issue of The Takeaway the authors describe the discriminatory impact that gender-based tariffs have on consumers – primarily women. Even though for some gender-classified goods the tariff is higher on menswear, for some lower, and for some there is no difference, the authors have calculated that overall the tariffs paid on imported clothing are higher for women than for men. The authors argue that tariffs, in general, hurt competition and lead to higher prices; that gender-based tariffs have a discriminatory impact on consumers; and that tariffs on apparel and footwear harm American consumers. They offer a few solutions, including eliminating the tariffs altogether, and strongly maintain that differential taxation of apparel based on gender cannot be defended and should be abolished.en
dc.publisherMosbacher Institute for Trade, Economics & Public Policy
dc.subjectimport tariffsen
dc.subjectgender biasen
dc.subjectUS apparelen
dc.titleFairer Trade, Removing Gender Bias in US Import Taxesen
dc.contributor.sponsorBush School of Government and Public Service

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    Policy Briefs from the Mosbacher Institute for Trade, Economics, and Public Policy

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