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Preferential liberalization, antidumping, and safeguards : stumbling block evidence from MERCOSUR (English)

There is not yet consensus in the trade agreements literature as to whether preferential liberalization leads to more or less multilateral liberalization. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7865 OCT 18, 2016

Bown,Chad P.; Tovar,Patricia Disclosed

Preferential market access design : evidence and lessons from African apparel exports to the United States and the European Union (English)

The least developed countries rely on preferential market access. To benefit from these preferences, proof of sufficient transformation must be provided to customs in importing countries by meeting the rules of origin requirements. ... See More +

Journal Article 112399 JUN 07, 2013

deMelo, Jaime; Portugal Perez,Luis Alberto 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

Trade policies and institutions in the countries of South Eastern Europe in the EU stabilization and association process (English)

The study is organized in the three sections following the introduction, by which Section I reviews the economic performance of the five Balkan countries - Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, and Serbia and Montenegro - with a focus on international trade. ... See More +

Policy Note 24460 MAR 28, 2003

Will the real "natural trading partner" please stand up? (English)

Adherents of the "natural trading partner" hypothesis argue that preferential trade agreements (PTAs) are more likely to improve welfare if participating countries already trade disproportionately with each other. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2161 AUG 31, 1999

Schiff, Maurice

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.

How minilateral trading agreements may affect the post-Uruguay Round world (English)

One issue dominating recent discussions on free trade areas and other minilateral associations (preferential trade arrangements) is whether such arrangements will detract from further multilateral trade liberalization on a most-favored-nation basis. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS974 SEP 30, 1992

Braga, C.A. Primo; Yeats, Alexander

Free trade agreements with the United States : what's in it for Latin America? (English)

Unlike earlier analysts, who have focused on U.S. objectives, the authors focus here on what 11 Latin American countries (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela) stand to gain from a preferential removal of U.S. trade barriers - that is, from the development of a free trade area (FTA) arrangement. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS827 JAN 31, 1992

Erzan, Refik; Yeats, Alexander

Regional integration and economic development (English)

Does it make sense for developing countries to pursue regional integration as a means of accelerating development? Economic analysis based on static comparative advantage clearly indicates that such a course does not make sense if multilateral or even unilateral trade liberalization is a politically feasible alternative. ... See More +

Departmental Working Paper 10562 NOV 30, 1989

Lachler, Ulrich

Title Document Date Report No. Document Type Also available in
Preferential liberalization, antidumping, and safeguards : stumbling block evidence from MERCOSUR (English)
See More +
OCT 18, 2016 WPS7865 Policy Research Working Paper
Preferential market access design : evidence and lessons from African apparel exports to the United States and the European Union (English)
See More +
JUN 07, 2013 112399 Journal Article
The ASEAN free trade agreement : impact on trade flows and external trade barriers (English)
See More +
JUN 01, 2009 WPS4960 Policy Research Working Paper
Does regionalism affect trade liberalization toward non-members ? (English)
See More +
OCT 01, 2008 WPS4751 Policy Research Working Paper
Trade policies and institutions in the countries of South Eastern Europe in the EU stabilization and association process (English)
See More +
MAR 28, 2003 24460 Policy Note
Will the real "natural trading partner" please stand up? (English)
See More +
AUG 31, 1999 WPS2161 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
How minilateral trading agreements may affect the post-Uruguay Round world (English)
See More +
SEP 30, 1992 WPS974 Policy Research Working Paper
Free trade agreements with the United States : what's in it for Latin America? (English)
See More +
JAN 31, 1992 WPS827 Policy Research Working Paper
Regional integration and economic development (English)
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NOV 30, 1989 10562 Departmental Working Paper