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North-South standards harmonization and international trade (English)

Recent years have seen a surge in economic integration agreements (EIAs) and the development of non-tariff measures (NTMs). As a consequence, a growing number of EIAs include provisions on NTMs. ... See More +

Journal Article 112427 JAN 20, 2014

Disdier,Anne Celia; Fontagne,Lionel; Cadot,Olivier Disclosed

Foreign professionals and domestic regulation (English)

Changes in demographics and patterns of investment in human capital are creating increased scope for international trade in professional services. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4782 NOV 01, 2008

Mattoo, Aaditya; Mishra, Deepak Disclosed

Harmonized international standards do matter to developing country exports (English)

Standards and technical regulations are an increasingly prominent part of the international trade policy debate. As many of the least-developed countries have duty-free access to major developed-country markets, the trade effects of non-tariff barriers have assumed greater importance. ... See More +

Brief 45154 JUL 01, 2008

Wilson, John S.; Taylor, Benjamin J.; Disclosed

Trade effects of regional standards liberalization : a heterogeneous firms approach (English)

This study investigates trade effects of the regional liberalization of technical barriers to trade (TBTs) in the form of harmonization and mutual recognition agreements (MRAs) for testing procedures. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4124 FEB 01, 2007

Baller, Silja Disclosed

Regionalism in standards - good or bad for trade? (English)

Regional agreements on standards have been largely ignored by economists and unconditionally blessed by multilateral trade rules. The authors find, theoretically and empirically, that such agreements increase trade between participating countries but not necessarily with the rest of the world. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3458 NOV 01, 2004

Chen, Maggie Xiaoyang; Mattoo, Aaditya

Quality improvement of photovoltaic testing laboratories in developing countries (English)

The main goal of the overall Quality Program for Photovoltaics (QuaP-PV) project is to provide training to manufacturers of PV components and systems, testing organizations, and installation and maintenance service organizations on the importance of quality control and on ways to implement quality control systems. ... See More +

Working Paper 34074 JAN 01, 2001

Atmaram, Gobind H.; Roland, James D. Disclosed