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GTAP Resources: TASTE


TASTE uses ITC MacMAP flows and applied tariffs. You can run a TASTE tariff simulation using the "A" series of tariff rules [AEQUALS, AMIN, ASWISS, AFSWISS, AGIRARD, ALINEAR and ATIERED], which changes applied rates. This TASTE version includes applied and bound tariff rates as well as the corresponding trade flows for the year 2014. The data is based on, and broadly consistent with, the ITC MacMAP tariff dataset employed in GTAP 10.
Download TasteDownload TASTE for GTAP 10 (1.6 GB) YouTube video: TASTE - A Tariff Analytical and Simulation Tool for Economists - Data Updates and ApplicationsTASTE - A Tariff Analytical and Simulation Tool for Economists - Data Updates and Applications Download TASTE Documentation as PDFTASTE Documentation

Disclaimer: The authors of this version of TASTE, namely Mark Horridge, David Laborde and Janine Pelikan, are not responsible for ensuring the quality of the underlying tariff dataset, which was produced by ITC.

TASTE: Tariff Analytical and Simulation Tool for Economists
TASTE is a program, developed by Mark Horridge and David Laborde, that reads from the MAcMapsHS6 data, produced by ITC-Geneva. The TASTE program addresses two needs of GTAP users:
  1. To prepare files of tariff shocks where GTAP users need information about bound rates (not part of GTAP) and applied rates at a detailed sectoral level (HS6).
  2. To provide tariff data for SplitCom, which allows you to split one or more of the supplied GTAP sectors.
TASTE is designed to accompany the GTAP Data Base. TASTE includes a huge database of bilateral trade flows from COMTRADE and of applied and bound tariff rates distinguishing around 200 countries and 5000 HS6 goods.

The TASTE program itself reads the enormous MAcMapHS6 dataset and performs various operations, in particular: The TASTE program was jointly developed by Mark Horridge from the Center of Policy Studies and David Laborde from IFPRI with funding from the US International Trade Commission, the Johann Heinrich von Thunen Institute, and the Center for Global Trade Analysis.

Documentation for TASTE is available at: Documentation of the Data used in TASTE is available at: