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Competitiveness of the Kyrgyz economy in the wake of accession to the Eurasian Customs Union : selected issues and opportunities (Russian)

This report explores the sectors that will be instrumental for positive CU impact and competitiveness in the medium term. The initial chapter analyzes the gaps and opportunities the Kyrgyz NQI presents for capturing benefits of access to the enlarged common market across sectors. ... See More +

Working Paper 104735 MAR 01, 2016

Choi,Jieun; Saez,Juan Sebastian; Portugal Perez,Luis Alberto; Myburgh,Andrew Christopher; Van Der Marel,Erik Leendert; Molinuevo,Martin; Costantino,Lorenzo; Tynaev,Nurlanbek; Osavoliuk,Sergii; Pasheva,Vanya English Disclosed

Does it matter who you sign with ? comparing the impacts of north-south and south-south trade agreements on bilateral trade (English)

Free trade agreements lead to a rise in bilateral trade regardless of whether the signatories are developed or developing countries. Furthermore, the percentage increase in bilateral trade is higher for South-South agreements than for North-South agreements. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5626 APR 01, 2011

Behar, Alberto; Criville, Laia Cirera i Disclosed

Border management modernization (English)

This book provides border management policymakers and reformers with a broad survey of key developments in and principles for improving trade facilitation through better border management, including practical advice on particular issues. ... See More +

Publication 58845 NOV 30, 2010

Doyle, Tom; Fanta Ivanovic,Enrique; Mclinden,Gerard; Widdowson,David Charles Disclosed

The ASEAN free trade agreement : impact on trade flows and external trade barriers (English)

Using detailed data on trade and tariffs from 1992-2007, the authors examine how the ASEAN Free Trade Agreement has affected trade with nonmembers and external tariffs facing nonmembers. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4960 JUN 01, 2009

Calvo-Pardo, Hector; Freund, Caroline; Ornelas, Emanuel Disclosed

Does regionalism affect trade liberalization toward non-members ? (English)

This paper examines the effect of regionalism on unilateral trade liberalization using industry-level data on applied most-favored nation tariffs and bilateral preferences for ten Latin American countries from 1990 to 2001. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4751 OCT 01, 2008

Estevadeordal, Antoni; Freund, Caroline; Ornelas, Emanuel Disclosed

Financial services liberalization and trade agreements in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)

This note analyzes the trade liberalization of financial services via preferential trade agreements (PTAs) that were undertaken by countries in the Latin America and the Caribbean Region (LCR). ... See More +

Newsletter 39642 APR 11, 2007

Stephanou, Constantinos

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

Are customs unions economically sensible in the Commonwealth of Independent States : Являются ли таможенные союзы экономически нецелесообразна в Содружестве Независимых Государств (Russian)

The twelve members of the Commonwealth of Independent States established a Free Trade Area to help maintain trade among each other. More recently, Belarus, Kazakstan, the Kyrgyz Republic and Russia agreed, in principle, to establish a Customs Union (CU). ... See More +

Working Paper 111778 DEC 01, 2004

Michalopoulos,Constantine; Tarr,David English Disclosed

Are customs unions economically sensible in the Commonwealth of Independent States (English)

The twelve members of the Commonwealth of Independent States established a Free Trade Area to help maintain trade among each other. More recently, Belarus, Kazakstan, the Kyrgyz Republic and Russia agreed, in principle, to establish a Customs Union (CU). ... See More +

Working Paper 111778 DEC 01, 2004

Michalopoulos,Constantine; Tarr,David Russian Disclosed

The Cotonou Agreement and its implications for the regional trade agenda in eastern and southern Africa (English)

Subregional trade arrangements (RTAs) in Eastern and Southern Africa have proliferated in the past 10 to 15 years. The small size of most of the countries in the region, some of which are landlocked, and the security needs in the post independence period largely explain the rapid expansion. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3090 JUN 30, 2003

de la Rocha, Manuel

Regional integration and development (English)

The growth of regional trading blocks is now a major feature of international relations. This book examines regionalism from the viewpoint of developing countries, and provides a comprehensive account of existing economic theory, and empirical results. ... See More +

Publication 25506 FEB 28, 2003

Schiff, Maurice; Winters, L. Alan Arabic, Russian, French

Multilateral trade liberalization and political disintegration - implications for the evolution of free trade areas and customs unions (English)

The author combines two theories - one about how multilateral trade liberalization affects regional integration, the other about how it affects political disintegration - to explain why the ratio of free trade areas to customs unions has increased over time. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2350 MAY 31, 2000

Schiff, Maurice

What's behind MERCOSUR's common external tariff? (English)

The theoretical literature on trade follows two different approaches to explaining the endogenous formation of customs unions: 1) The terms-of-trade approach, in which integrating partners are willing to exploit terms-of-trade effects. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2231 NOV 30, 1999

Olarreaga, Marcelo; Soloaga, Isidro; Winters, Alan

Regional integration arrangements : static economic theory, quantitative findings, and policy guidelines (English)

The author reviews the static theory of regional integration arrangements, identifying and analyzing the impact of such arrangements on the trade and welfare of member countries, nonmember countries, and the world at large. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2007 NOV 30, 1998

DeRosa, Dean A.

The economics of customs unions in the Commonwealth of Independent States (English)

In the aftermath of the breakup of the Soviet Union, trade among the new independent states collapsed. To help reestablish interstate trade, the 12 members of the Commonwealth of independent States (CIS) established a Free Trade Area. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1786 JUN 30, 1997

Michalopoulos, Constantine; Tarr, David

Regionalism and multilateralism: what do economists have to say? (English)

World Bank economists encounter many arguments for and against regional trading arrangements. This note deals with only one of these arguments, but one that is as powerful as it is elusive: whether regional arrangements-regardless of their other pros and cons-are stepping stones toward a liberal multilateral trading regime or millstones around the neck of such progress. ... See More +

Brief 30392 DEC 01, 1996

North-South customs unions and international capital mobility (English)

The primary distinction in a North-South trade accord is likely to be that the Southern nation experiences more capital scarcity than its Northern trade partner. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1573 FEB 29, 1996

Fernandez-Arias, Eduardo; Spiegel, Mark M.

A political - economy analysis of free trade areas and customs unions (English)

The authors analyze the welfare effects of regional integration in a model of endogenous protection. They show that introducing preferential trading leads to an increase in protection against countries outside the preferential trading area. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1261 MAR 31, 1994

Panagariya, Arvind; Findlay, Ronald; DEC

Intra-regional trade in sub-Saharan Africa (English)

This report proposes an agenda to overcome the obstacles that have contributed to the stagnation at a low level of official intra-sub-Saharan African trade. ... See More +

Pre-2003 Economic or Sector Report 7685 MAY 23, 1991

Disclosed

Intra-industry trade and the stage of development : a regression analysis of industrial and developing countries (English)

The concept of intra-industry trade (IIT) is applied to a broad range of countries, including the industrial countries, several advanced developing countries, and a large number of lower income developing countries. ... See More +

Journal Article REP306 JAN 01, 1983

HAVRYLYSHYN, O.; CIVAN, E. Disclosed

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Competitiveness of the Kyrgyz economy in the wake of accession to the Eurasian Customs Union : selected issues and opportunities (Russian)
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MAR 01, 2016 104735 Working Paper English
Does it matter who you sign with ? comparing the impacts of north-south and south-south trade agreements on bilateral trade (English)
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APR 01, 2011 WPS5626 Policy Research Working Paper
Border management modernization (English)
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NOV 30, 2010 58845 Publication
The ASEAN free trade agreement : impact on trade flows and external trade barriers (English)
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JUN 01, 2009 WPS4960 Policy Research Working Paper
Does regionalism affect trade liberalization toward non-members ? (English)
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OCT 01, 2008 WPS4751 Policy Research Working Paper
Financial services liberalization and trade agreements in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)
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APR 11, 2007 39642 Newsletter
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
Are customs unions economically sensible in the Commonwealth of Independent States : Являются ли таможенные союзы экономически нецелесообразна в Содружестве Независимых Государств (Russian)
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DEC 01, 2004 111778 Working Paper English
Are customs unions economically sensible in the Commonwealth of Independent States (English)
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DEC 01, 2004 111778 Working Paper Russian
The Cotonou Agreement and its implications for the regional trade agenda in eastern and southern Africa (English)
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JUN 30, 2003 WPS3090 Policy Research Working Paper
Regional integration and development (English)
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FEB 28, 2003 25506 Publication Arabic, Russian, French
Multilateral trade liberalization and political disintegration - implications for the evolution of free trade areas and customs unions (English)
See More +
MAY 31, 2000 WPS2350 Policy Research Working Paper
What's behind MERCOSUR's common external tariff? (English)
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NOV 30, 1999 WPS2231 Policy Research Working Paper
Regional integration arrangements : static economic theory, quantitative findings, and policy guidelines (English)
See More +
NOV 30, 1998 WPS2007 Policy Research Working Paper
The economics of customs unions in the Commonwealth of Independent States (English)
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JUN 30, 1997 WPS1786 Policy Research Working Paper
Regionalism and multilateralism: what do economists have to say? (English)
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DEC 01, 1996 30392 Brief
North-South customs unions and international capital mobility (English)
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FEB 29, 1996 WPS1573 Policy Research Working Paper
A political - economy analysis of free trade areas and customs unions (English)
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MAR 31, 1994 WPS1261 Policy Research Working Paper
Intra-regional trade in sub-Saharan Africa (English)
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MAY 23, 1991 7685 Pre-2003 Economic or Sector Report
Intra-industry trade and the stage of development : a regression analysis of industrial and developing countries (English)
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JAN 01, 1983 REP306 Journal Article