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Reducing trade costs in east Africa : deep regional integration and multilateral action (English)

There is substantial evidence that with the progressive global decline in tariffs over several decades, trade costs are a more significant barrier to trade than tariffs, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7049 SEP 01, 2014

Balistreri, Edward J.; Tarr, David G.; Yonezawa, Hidemichi

Export performance and geography in Croatia (English)

This paper uses the gravity model to analyze whether the varying export performance of Croatian counties can be explained by their proximity to border gates, ports, and other county-specific characteristics. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6999 AUG 01, 2014

Artuc, Erhan; Iootty, Mariana; Pirlea, Ana Florina

Use of imported inputs and the cost of importing : evidence from developing countries (English)

For a representative sample of manufacturing firms in 26 countries, this paper shows that changes in the cost of importing over time are significantly and negatively correlated with changes in the percentage of firms' material inputs that are of foreign origin. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7005 AUG 01, 2014

Amin, Mohammad; Islam, Asif

Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) Council of Governors resolution ; no. 95 : 2014 regular election of Executive Directors (English)

On July 31, 2014, Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) Council of Governors adopted resolution number ninety five. It was resolved that: the 2014 Regular Election of Directors shall take place in accordance with the attached Rules; and that a Regular Election of Directors shall take place in connection with the annual meeting of the Council of Governors in 2016. ... See More +

Board Report 90099 JUL 31, 2014

Improving behavior at borders to promote trade formalization : the charter for cross-border traders (English)

Informal trade supports the livelihood of hundreds of thousands of households in Africa, reaches markets and clients that are underserved by formal channels, and contributes to regional food security. ... See More +

Brief 89473 JUL 01, 2014

Brenton, Paul; Dihel, Nora; Hoppe, Mombert; Soprano, Carmine

What do we know about preferential trade agreements and temporary trade barriers ? (English)

Two of the most important trade policy developments to take place since the 1980s are the expansion of preferential trade agreements and temporary trade barriers, such as antidumping, safeguards, and countervailing duties. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6898 JUN 01, 2014

Bown, Chad P.; Karacaovali, Baybars; Tovar, Patricia

Comparative advantage, international trade, and fertility (English)

This paper analyzes theoretically and empirically the impact of comparative advantage in international trade on fertility. It builds a model in which industries differ in the extent to which they use female relative to male labor and countries are characterized by Ricardian comparative advantage in either female labor or male labor intensive goods. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6930 JUN 01, 2014

Do, Quy-Toan; Levchenko, Andrei; Raddatz, Claudio

Implementing the ECOWAS common external tariff : challenges and opportunities for Nigeria (English)

The common external tariff (CET) for Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) was adopted at a Heads of State Summit in October 2013 in Dakar. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 88843 JUN 01, 2014

Uexkull, Erik von; Shui, Lulu

The domestic segment of global supply chains in China under state capitalism (English)

This paper proposes methods to incorporate firm heterogeneity in the standard input-output table-based approach to portray the domestic segment of global value chains in a country. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6960 JUN 01, 2014

Tang, Heiwai; Wang, Fei; Wang, Zhi

The new trade environment and trade performance in the Caribbean (English)

Caribbean countries face a rapidly changing trade environment, which presents both opportunities and challenges for economies highly dependent on external markets. ... See More +

Working Paper 89532 JUN 01, 2014

The impact of rising Chinese trade and development assistance in West Africa : The impact of rising Chinese trade and development assistance in West Africa (English)

The rapid economic rise of China over the last twenty years has sustained high global demand and prices for primary commodities such as oil and minerals, greatly benefitting Sub-Saharan (SSA) African countries. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 88349 MAY 23, 2014

Pigato, Miria; Gourdon, Julien

Turkey - Trading up to high income : country economic memorandum (English)

Turkish exporters substantially broadened market reach, exporting to 137 countries at present, up from 90 in 2000. Turkey's global market share rose substantially from 0.55 percent of global imports in 2002 to 0.82 percent in 2012. ... See More +

Country Economic Memorandum 82307 MAY 05, 2014

Turkish

DECPG weekly global economic (English)

Some of the headings included in this issues of the Development Economics Prospects Group (DECPG) weekly global economic newsletter are as follows: currency depreciations since May 2013 contributed to a positive adjustment in trade balances in the so-called "fragile 5" developing countries, with most of the adjustment achieved through weaker imports; if 2014 turns out to be an El Nino year, global grain production growth could be 2 percentage points lower than usual, implying upside risks to international food prices; and since 2013, high-income country stock markets have outperformed developing-country markets, reflecting both firming activity in the former, and financial turbulence and weakening growth outturns in the latter. ... See More +

Newsletter 89992 MAY 02, 2014

Statement by Mr. Xiaozhun Yi at the 89th meeting of the Development Committee held on April 12, 2014 (English)

This is a statement by Mr. Xiaozhun Yi, Deputy Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO) at the eighty-ninth meeting of the Development Committee held on April 12, 2014. ... See More +

Board Report 86963 APR 12, 2014

Xiaozhun Yi

DECPG daily economics and financial market commentary (English)

Some of the headings included in this issue of the Development Economics Prospects Group (DECPG) daily economics and financial market commentary newsletter are as follows: financial markets; high-income economies; and developing economies in Europe and Central Asia, and Latin America and the Caribbean. ... See More +

Newsletter 87386 APR 02, 2014

Chen, Derek; Kambou, Gerard; Kim, Eung Ju

Evaluation of the EU : Turkey customs union (English)

The implementation of the customs union (CU) in 1995 was the culmination of thirty-two years of association between the European Union (EU) and Turkey and was expected by Turkey to be the first step in the EU accession process. ... See More +

Foreign Trade, FDI, and Capital Flows Study 85830 MAR 28, 2014

Malawi - Diagnostic trade integration study (DTIS) update : reducing trade costs to promote competitiveness and inclusive growth (English)

The diagnostic trade integration study (DTIS) update identifies the trade related constraints holding back Malawi from diversifying and deepening its production base, and increasing trade. ... See More +

Working Paper ACS7534 MAR 25, 2014

Hoppe, Mombert; Kirk, Robert; Dihel, Nora; Hall, Alan; Keyser, John; Gondwe, Temwa; Mangelsdorf, Axel; Fernandes, Ana; Maoni, Felix; Chamkakala, Masuako; Said, Jonathan; Ziyendammanja, Deliwe; Glazer, Tamara

DECPG daily economics and financial market commentary (English)

Some of the headings included in this issue of the Development Economics Prospects Group (DECPG) daily economics and financial market commentary newsletter are as follows: financial markets; high-income economies; and developing economies in East Asia and Pacific, and Europe and Central Asia. ... See More +

Newsletter 87372 MAR 25, 2014

Chen, Derek; Kambou, Gerard; Kim, Eung Ju

Modernizing trade logistics in Colombia (English)

The Colombia trade logistics program began in 2008 with the goal of reducing the time and cost involved in exporting and importing goods by streamlining trade procedures. ... See More +

Brief 90699 MAR 14, 2014

Ristic, Lazar

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Reducing trade costs in east Africa : deep regional integration and multilateral action (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 WPS7049 Policy Research Working Paper
Export performance and geography in Croatia (English)
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AUG 01, 2014 WPS6999 Policy Research Working Paper
Use of imported inputs and the cost of importing : evidence from developing countries (English)
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AUG 01, 2014 WPS7005 Policy Research Working Paper
Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) Council of Governors resolution ; no. 95 : 2014 regular election of Executive Directors (English)
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JUL 31, 2014 90099 Board Report
Improving behavior at borders to promote trade formalization : the charter for cross-border traders (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 89473 Brief
What do we know about preferential trade agreements and temporary trade barriers ? (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 WPS6898 Policy Research Working Paper
Comparative advantage, international trade, and fertility (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 WPS6930 Policy Research Working Paper
Implementing the ECOWAS common external tariff : challenges and opportunities for Nigeria (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 88843 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
The domestic segment of global supply chains in China under state capitalism (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 WPS6960 Policy Research Working Paper
The new trade environment and trade performance in the Caribbean (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 89532 Working Paper
Costa Rica - A cinco años del CAFTA-DR: evaluación de los resultados iniciales en la economía costarricense (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 89696 Working Paper
The impact of rising Chinese trade and development assistance in West Africa : The impact of rising Chinese trade and development assistance in West Africa (English)
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MAY 23, 2014 88349 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Turkey - Trading up to high income : country economic memorandum (English)
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MAY 05, 2014 82307 Country Economic Memorandum Turkish
DECPG weekly global economic (English)
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MAY 02, 2014 89992 Newsletter
Statement by Mr. Xiaozhun Yi at the 89th meeting of the Development Committee held on April 12, 2014 (English)
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APR 12, 2014 86963 Board Report
DECPG daily economics and financial market commentary (English)
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APR 02, 2014 87386 Newsletter
Evaluation of the EU : Turkey customs union (English)
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MAR 28, 2014 85830 Foreign Trade, FDI, and Capital Flows Study
Malawi - Diagnostic trade integration study (DTIS) update : reducing trade costs to promote competitiveness and inclusive growth (English)
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MAR 25, 2014 ACS7534 Working Paper
DECPG daily economics and financial market commentary (English)
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MAR 25, 2014 87372 Newsletter
Modernizing trade logistics in Colombia (English)
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MAR 14, 2014 90699 Brief