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Russia’s ambitious broadband goal : is the progress sustainable? (English)

In 2012, the Russian Federation announced one of the world’s more ambitious broadband Internet development goals: providing 80 percent of Russian households with ultrafast connection speeds - at least 100 megabits per second (Mbps) by 2018.1 That goal exceeds the current targets in Germany and the European Union, and it is about equivalent to those currently being pursued by countries with ambitious strategic broadband connectivity goals, including Denmark, Sweden, and the United States. ... See More +

Brief 103839 MAR 01, 2016

Gelvanovska,Natalija; Rossotto,Carlo Maria; Gunzburger,Michael Lee Disclosed

Kazakhstan - Fostering Productive Innovation Project : environmental management framework (Russian)

The development objective of the Fostering Productive Innovation Project for Kazakhstan is to promote high-quality, nationally relevant research, and commercialization of technologies. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment E4640 AUG 01, 2014

English Disclosed

Cross-border mergers and acquisitions in services : the role of policy and industrial structure (English)

This paper presents evidence on the determinants of cross-border mergers and acquisitions in services sectors. It develops a stylized model of mergers and acquisitions that predicts that the incidence of merger and acquisition deals depends, inter alia, on the target economy's size, industrial structure and investment policies, as well as on bilateral transactions costs. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6905 JUN 01, 2014

Barattieri, Alessandro; Borchert, Ingo; Mattoo, Aaditya Disclosed

The trade-reducing effects of restrictions on liner shipping (English)

This paper examines how policy governing the liner shipping sector affects maritime transport costs and seaborne trade flows. The paper uses a novel data set and finds that restrictions, particularly on foreign investment, increase maritime transport costs, strongly but unevenly. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6921 JUN 01, 2014

Bertho, Fabien; Borchert, Ingo; Mattoo, Aaditya Disclosed

Guide to the services trade restrictions database (English)

A new Services Trade Restrictions Database collects and makes publicly available information on services trade policy assembled in a comparable manner across 103 countries, five sectors (telecommunications, finance, transportation, retail and professional services) and the key modes of service supply. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6108 JUN 01, 2012

Borchert, Ingo; Gootiiz, Batshur; Mattoo, Aaditya Disclosed

Policy barriers to international trade in services : evidence from a new database (English)

Surprisingly little is known about policies that affect international trade in services. Previous analyses have focused on policy commitments made by countries in international agreements but these commitments do not in many cases reflect actual policy. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6109 JUN 01, 2012

Borchert, Ingo; Gootiiz, Batshur; Mattoo, Aaditya Disclosed

East Asian FTAs in services (English)

Bilateral and regional free trade agreements (FTAs) are proliferating across the globe, fundamentally altering the governance of world trade. Many of the recently concluded FTAs are comprehensive in their coverage, seeking to not only dismantle barriers to trade in goods but also the liberalization of trade in services. ... See More +

Policy Note 40175 JUN 01, 2007

Disclosed

Financial services and trade agreements in Latin America and the Caribbean : an overview (English)

The authors review the international framework governing trade in financial services, describe the treatment of financial services in recent trade agreements involving Latin America and Caribbean countries, and analyze the liberalization commitments made in three selected country case studies-Chile, Colombia, and Costa Rica. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4181 APR 01, 2007

Goncalves, Marilyne Pereira; Stephanou, Constantinos Disclosed

Rules of origin in services : a case study of five ASEAN countries (English)

An important question in the design of bilateral and regional free trade agreements (FTAs) covering services is to what extent nonmembers benefit from the trade preferences that are negotiated among members. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4130 FEB 01, 2007

Fink, Carsten; Nikomborirak, Deunden Disclosed

China's accession to the World Trade Organization - The services dimension (English)

China's General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) commitments represent the most radical services reform program negotiated in the World Trade Organization. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2932 DEC 31, 2002

Mattoo, AAditya

Financial services and the World Trade Organization - liberalization commitments of the developing and transition economies (English)

The author analyzes the results of the financial services negotiations under the World Trade Organization's General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2184 SEP 30, 1999

Mattoo, Aaditya

For services, rules but few reductions in protection (English)

This is the third of four notes on what the Uruguay Round means for developing countries. The basic principles of the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) are similar to those of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT). ... See More +

Brief 17850 MAY 31, 1996

Martin, Will; Winters, L. Alan

Tentative first steps : an assessment of the Uruguay Round agreement on services (English)

A major result of the Uruguay Round was the creation of a General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS). The GATS greatly extends coverage of the multilateral trading system, establishing rules and disciplines on policies affecting access to service markets. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1455 MAY 31, 1995

Hoekman, Bernard

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Russia’s ambitious broadband goal : is the progress sustainable? (English)
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MAR 01, 2016 103839 Brief
Kazakhstan - Fostering Productive Innovation Project : environmental management framework (Russian)
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AUG 01, 2014 E4640 Environmental Assessment English
Cross-border mergers and acquisitions in services : the role of policy and industrial structure (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 WPS6905 Policy Research Working Paper
The trade-reducing effects of restrictions on liner shipping (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 WPS6921 Policy Research Working Paper
Guide to the services trade restrictions database (English)
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JUN 01, 2012 WPS6108 Policy Research Working Paper
Policy barriers to international trade in services : evidence from a new database (English)
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JUN 01, 2012 WPS6109 Policy Research Working Paper
East Asian FTAs in services (English)
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JUN 01, 2007 40175 Policy Note
Financial services and trade agreements in Latin America and the Caribbean : an overview (English)
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APR 01, 2007 WPS4181 Policy Research Working Paper
Rules of origin in services : a case study of five ASEAN countries (English)
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FEB 01, 2007 WPS4130 Policy Research Working Paper
China's accession to the World Trade Organization - The services dimension (English)
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DEC 31, 2002 WPS2932 Policy Research Working Paper
Financial services and the World Trade Organization - liberalization commitments of the developing and transition economies (English)
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SEP 30, 1999 WPS2184 Policy Research Working Paper
For services, rules but few reductions in protection (English)
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MAY 31, 1996 17850 Brief
Tentative first steps : an assessment of the Uruguay Round agreement on services (English)
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MAY 31, 1995 WPS1455 Policy Research Working Paper