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The effect of product standards on agricultural exports from developing countries (English)

The authors create a standards restrictiveness index using newly available data on maximum residue levels of pesticides for 61 importing countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6518 JUN 01, 2013

Ferro, Esteban; Wilson, John S.; Otsuki, Tsunehiro Disclosed

Food standards and exports : evidence from China (English)

Using a new database on Chinese food standards, this paper estimates the impact of volunta-ry and mandatory standards on its agricultural and food exports. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5976 FEB 01, 2012

Mangelsdorf, Axel; Portugal-Perez, Alberto; Wilson, John S. Disclosed

Signaling and technological marketing tools for exporters (English)

Besides superior productivity, what other firm characteristics are associated with export success? This empirical study identifies the effects of signaling tools (foreign technical license, International Standards Organization certification, and review of financial statements) and Internet tools (email and website) on export frequency and intensity of firms in developing countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5547 JAN 01, 2011

Ferro, Esteban Disclosed

Do private inspection programs affect trade facilitation ? (English)

Private inspection of international shipments has been used over the last half-century for a variety of purposes. These include prevention of capital flight and improvement of import duty collection, among others. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5515 DEC 01, 2010

Velea, Irina; Cadot, Olivier; Wilson, John S. Disclosed

Assessing the impact of political economy factors on rules of origin under NAFTA (English)

Rules of origin are legitimate policy instruments to prevent trade deflection in a preferential trade agreement short of a customs union. Trade deflection takes place when a product imported into the preferential trade agreement through the member with the lowest external tariff is transhipped to a higher-tariff member, while yielding a benefit for the re-exporter. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4848 FEB 01, 2009

Portugal-Perez, Alberto Disclosed

Why trade facilitation matters to Africa ? (English)

This paper reviews data and research on trade costs for Sub-Saharan African countries. It focuses on: border-related costs, transport costs, costs related to behind-the border issues, and the costs of compliance with rules of origin specific to preferential trade agreements. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4719 SEP 01, 2008

Portugal-Perez, Alberto; Wilson, John S. Disclosed