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Creative trade for human development (English)

In recent years, international trade in creative goods and services has been expanding. But this upward march is not lifting all boats. Although many developing countries are endowed with vast cultural wealth, they still lag behind. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7684 MAY 24, 2016

Kabanda,Patrick Disclosed

Does the global trade slowdown matter ? (English)

Since the Global Financial Crisis, world trade growth has been subdued and lagging slightly behind growth of gross domestic product. Trade is growing more slowly not only because growth of global gross domestic product is lower, but also because trade itself has become less responsive to gross domestic product. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7673 MAY 13, 2016

Constantinescu,Ileana Cristina; Mattoo,Aaditya; Ruta,Michele Disclosed

Non-tariff measures and the world trading system (English)

With the success of the World Trade Organization and its predecessor, the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, in reducing conventional tariff barriers, much of the recent focus of regional and multilateral trade agreements has switched to non-tariff measures, both border and behind-the-border policies. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7661 MAY 04, 2016

Ederington,Josh; Ruta,Michele Disclosed

Poverty and shared prosperity implications of deep integration in Eastern and Southern Africa (English)

Evidence indicates that trade costs are a much more substantial barrier to trade than tariffs are, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa. This paper decomposes trade costs into: (i) trade facilitation, (ii) non-tariff barriers, and (iii) the costs of business services. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7660 MAY 04, 2016

Balistreri,Edward Jay; Maliszewska,Maryla; Osorio-Rodarte,Israel; Tarr,David; Yonezawa,Hidemichi Disclosed

The GATT's starting point : tariff levels circa 1947 (English)

How high were import tariffs when GATT participants began negotiations to reduce them in 1947? Establishing this starting point is key to determining how successful the GATT has been in bringing down trade barriers. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7649 APR 26, 2016

Bown,Chad P.; Irwin,Douglas A. Disclosed

Statement by Xiaozhun Yi at the 93rd meeting of the Development Committee held on April 16, 2016 (English)

This is a statement by Xiaozhun Yi, Deputy Director-General at the ninety-third meeting of the Development Committee held on April 16, 2016. Today's meeting takes place against a backdrop of weak growth in world trade and output and a subdued outlook for the global economy. ... See More +

Board Report 104873 APR 16, 2016

Disclosed

The use of detailed statistical data in customs reform : the case of Madagascar (English)

To carry out their various missions (collecting revenue, facilitating trade, and ensuring security), many customs administrations have established a risk management unit. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7625 APR 06, 2016

Chalendard,Cyril Romain; Raballand,Gael J. R. F.; Rakotoarisoa,Antsa Disclosed

The labor content of exports database (English)

This paper develops a novel methodology to measure the quantity of jobs and value of wages embodied in exports for a large number of countries and sectors for intermittent years between 1995 and 2011. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7615 MAR 28, 2016

Cali,Massimiliano; Francois,Joseph; Hollweg,Claire Honore; Manchin,Miriam; Oberdabernig,Doris Anita; Rojas Romagosa,Hugo Alexander; Rubinova,Stela; Tomberger,Patrick Disclosed

Global trade watch : trade developments in 2015 (English)

After sharply declining in the first half of 2015, world trade began to grow, albeit at a slow pace. Preliminary data indicate that merchandise import growth was 1.7 percent in 2015, down from 3 percent in 2014. ... See More +

Working Paper 103903 MAR 09, 2016

Constantinescu,Ileana Cristina; Mattoo,Aaditya; Ruta,Michele Disclosed

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

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; Osavolyuk,Serhiy; Pasheva,Vanya Russian Disclosed

A comparative overview of the incidence of non-tariff measures on trade in Lao PDR (English)

An efficient and transparent regulatory framework governing international trade is a necessary condition for countries to realize the benefits of international trade. ... See More +

Working Paper AUS9097 FEB 29, 2016

Hoppe,Mombert Disclosed

DECPG global daily economic news (English)

Newsletter 104233 FEB 05, 2016

Chen,Derek Hung Chiat Disclosed

The distribution of consumption expenditure in Sub-Saharan Africa : the inequality among all Africans (English)

This paper uses a set of national household surveys to study the regional Sub-Saharan Africa distribution of consumption expenditure among individuals during 1993 to 2008. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7557 FEB 03, 2016

Jirasavetakul,La-Bhus Fah; Lakner,Christoph Disclosed

Is the DCFTA good for Moldova? : analysis of Moldova’s trade options using a dynamic computable general equilibrium model (English)

Moldova’s recent Association Agreement with the European Union (EU), which includes a Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement (DCFTA), represents an important opportunity, as well as challenges. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 103996 JAN 30, 2016

Disclosed

Global supply chains and trade policy (English)

How do global supply chain linkages modify countries' incentives to impose import protection? Are these linkages empirically important determinants of trade policy? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7536 JAN 19, 2016

Blanchard,Emily J.; Bown,Chad P.; Johnson,Robert Christopher Disclosed

SACU in global value chains : measuring GVC integration, position, and performance of Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, and Swaziland (English)

Once concentrated among a few large economies, global flows of goods, services, and capital now reach an ever larger number of economies worldwide. ... See More +

Working Paper 102987 JAN 01, 2016

Engel,Jakob; Winkler,Deborah Elisabeth; Farole,Thomas Disclosed

Introduction : borders, informality, international trade and customs : Introduction : Borders, Informality, International Trade and Customs (English)

This special issue deals with the “informal” cross-border trade in goods. Trading goods is anoriginal human activity that precedes borders (Renfrew, 1969). ... See More +

Journal Article 104056 DEC 16, 2015

Disclosed

Moldova - Trade study : overview (English)

The report is structured in two parts. The first part consists of two chapters (Notes one and two), and provides an assessment of overall trade competitiveness and trade policy options. ... See More +

Working Paper ACS17523 DEC 01, 2015

Varela,Gonzalo J.; Piontkivsky,Ruslan; Chistruga,Marcel; Gomez-Mera,Laura; Lupusor,Adrian; Prohnitchi,Valeriu; Rekas,Melissa Disclosed

The role of imports for exporter performance in Peru (English)

Using highly disaggregated firm-level customs transaction data for imports and exports in Peru over the 2000–2012 period, this paper explores the relationship between imports of intermediate inputs and firm export performance. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7492 NOV 13, 2015

Pierola Castro,Martha D.; Fernandes,Ana Margarida; Farolec,Thomas Disclosed

Tracking wage inequality trends with prices and different trade models : evidence from Mexico (English)

Mexican wage inequality rose following Mexico's accession to the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade/World Trade Organization in 1986. Since the mid-1990s, however, wage inequality has been falling. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7471 NOV 03, 2015

Halliday,Timothy; Lederman,Daniel; Robertson,Raymond Disclosed

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Creative trade for human development (English)
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MAY 24, 2016 WPS7684 Policy Research Working Paper
Does the global trade slowdown matter ? (English)
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MAY 13, 2016 WPS7673 Policy Research Working Paper
Non-tariff measures and the world trading system (English)
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MAY 04, 2016 WPS7661 Policy Research Working Paper
Poverty and shared prosperity implications of deep integration in Eastern and Southern Africa (English)
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MAY 04, 2016 WPS7660 Policy Research Working Paper
The GATT's starting point : tariff levels circa 1947 (English)
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APR 26, 2016 WPS7649 Policy Research Working Paper
Statement by Xiaozhun Yi at the 93rd meeting of the Development Committee held on April 16, 2016 (English)
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APR 16, 2016 104873 Board Report
The use of detailed statistical data in customs reform : the case of Madagascar (English)
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APR 06, 2016 WPS7625 Policy Research Working Paper
The labor content of exports database (English)
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MAR 28, 2016 WPS7615 Policy Research Working Paper
Global trade watch : trade developments in 2015 (English)
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MAR 09, 2016 103903 Working Paper
Competitiveness of the Kyrgyz economy in the wake of accession to the Eurasian Customs Union : selected issues and opportunities (English)
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MAR 01, 2016 104735 Working Paper Russian
A comparative overview of the incidence of non-tariff measures on trade in Lao PDR (English)
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FEB 29, 2016 AUS9097 Working Paper
DECPG global daily economic news (English)
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FEB 05, 2016 104233 Newsletter
The distribution of consumption expenditure in Sub-Saharan Africa : the inequality among all Africans (English)
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FEB 03, 2016 WPS7557 Policy Research Working Paper
Is the DCFTA good for Moldova? : analysis of Moldova’s trade options using a dynamic computable general equilibrium model (English)
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JAN 30, 2016 103996 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Global supply chains and trade policy (English)
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JAN 19, 2016 WPS7536 Policy Research Working Paper
SACU in global value chains : measuring GVC integration, position, and performance of Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, and Swaziland (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 102987 Working Paper
Introduction : borders, informality, international trade and customs : Introduction : Borders, Informality, International Trade and Customs (English)
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DEC 16, 2015 104056 Journal Article
Moldova - Trade study : overview (English)
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DEC 01, 2015 ACS17523 Working Paper
The role of imports for exporter performance in Peru (English)
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NOV 13, 2015 WPS7492 Policy Research Working Paper
Tracking wage inequality trends with prices and different trade models : evidence from Mexico (English)
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NOV 03, 2015 WPS7471 Policy Research Working Paper