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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

The labor impact of Lao export growth (Vol. 2) (Laotian)

Based on a series of complementary methodological approaches and datasets implicitly linking trade to jobs, this report paints a mixed picture of Lao PDR’s recent export performance and how this has translated into job creation and improved job quality across the economy. ... See More +

Working Paper AUS9112 FEB 01, 2016

Ruppert Bulmer,Elizabeth N.; Hollweg,Claire Honore Disclosed

Export promotion and firm entry into and survival in export markets (English)

Surveys of export promotion agencies suggest that that they tend to focus on helping firms become exporters as a means to stimulate aggregate export growth. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7400 AUG 19, 2015

Lederman,Daniel; Olarreaga,Marcelo; Zavala,Lucas Disclosed

Depreciations without exports ? global value chains and the exchange rate elasticity of exports (English)

This paper analyzes how the exchange rate elasticity of exports has changed over time and across countries and sectors, and how the formation of global value chains has affected this relationship. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7390 AUG 11, 2015

Ahmed,Swarnali; Appendino,Maximiliano Andres; Ruta,Michele Disclosed

Burundi - Coffee Sector Competitiveness Support Project : environmental assessment : Cadre de gestion environnementale et sociale (French)

Environmental Assessment E4776 MAR 01, 2015

Disclosed

Burundi - Coffee Sector Competitiveness Support Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 2) : Plan de lutte integree antiparasitaire (French)

Environmental Assessment E4776 MAR 01, 2015

Disclosed

Burundi - Coffee Sector Competitiveness Support Project : resettlement plan : Cadre de politique de reinstallation involontaire des populations (French)

Resettlement Plan RP1771 MAR 01, 2015

Disclosed

Barriers on agricultural exports : economic and social impacts of disposal : Barreras sobre las exportaciones agropecuarias : impactos económicos y sociales de su eliminación (Spanish)

This report quantifies the short run impacts of eliminating agricultural export barriers on several variables including treasury revenues, fiscal federalism, farm gate prices,consumer foodstuffs prices and sector employment. ... See More +

Working Paper 104002 JAN 01, 2015

Nogués,Julio J. Disclosed

Middle East and North Africa - economic developments and prospects : investing in turbulent times (English)

The political and social upheavals that followed the Arab Spring of 2011 continue to dominate economic activity and near term prospects in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). ... See More +

Other Financial Sector Study 81757 OCT 01, 2013

Ianchovichina, Elena; Devarajan, Shantayanan; Burger, Martijn; Cosic, Damir; Rouis, Mustapha Disclosed

Micro dynamics of Turkey's export boom in the 2000s (English)

This paper examines the microeconomics behind the dramatic export boom experienced by Turkey during the 2000s. Using disaggregated customs data covering the universe of export transactions for Turkey during the period 2002-2011, it characterizes firm-level dynamics in the export sector and decomposes export growth at the aggregate, sector, and destination market levels to identify the role of firm turnover, destination turnover, and product turnover. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6452 MAY 01, 2013

Cebeci, Tolga; Fernandes, Ana M. Disclosed

Export entrepreneurship and trade structure in Latin America during good and bad times (English)

The authors use a new dataset on export transactions for a large set of Latin American and Caribbean and comparator countries to assess the extent of "export entrepreneurship" during periods of fast export growth (2005-2007) and depressed external demand (2008-2009). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6413 APR 01, 2013

Fernandes, Ana M.; Lederman, Daniel; Gutierrez-Rocha, Mario Disclosed

The World Bank economic review 27 (1) (English)

This issue includes the following: The Impact of the Global Food Crisis on Self-Assessed Food Security, by Derek D. Headey. How is the Liberalization of Food Markets Progressing? ... See More +

Publication 94091 FEB 01, 2013

Headey, Derek D.; Zant, Wouter; Imbert, Clement; Bas, Maria; Bombarda, Pamela; Alby, Philippe; Dethier, Jean-Jacques; Straub, Stephane; Avsar, Veysel; Coady, David; Martinelli, Cesar; Parker, Susan W. Disclosed

Impact of WTO accession and the customs union on the bound and applied tariff rates of the Russian federation (English)

After 18 years of negotiations, Russia has joined the World Trade Organization. This paper assesses how the tariff structure of the Russian Federation will change as a result of the phased implementation of its World Trade Organization commitments between 2012 and 2020 and how it has changed as a result of its agreement to participate in a Customs Union with Kazakhstan and Belarus. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6161 AUG 01, 2012

Shepotylo, Oleksandr; Tarr, David G. Disclosed

Kenya exports performance overview (English)

Kenya's economy has been running on one engine. Kenya's strong engine is domestic consumption, which accounts for 75 percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP). ... See More +

Working Paper 77028 AUG 01, 2012

Disclosed

Doing business 2012 : doing business in a more transparent world - summary report : Haciendo negocios en un mundo más transparente : informe resumido (Spanish)

Doing Business 2012 is the ninth in a series of annual reports published by IFC and the World Bank. The report assesses regulations affecting domestic firms in 183 economies and ranks the economies in 10 areas of business regulation, such as starting a business, resolving insolvency and trading across borders. ... See More +

Publication 73226 JAN 01, 2012

Portuguese, Arabic, Russian, French, Chinese Disclosed

Doing business 2012 : doing business in a more transparent world - summary report : Fazer negócios em um mundo mais transparente : relatório resumido (Portuguese)

Doing Business 2012 is the ninth in a series of annual reports published by IFC and the World Bank. The report assesses regulations affecting domestic firms in 183 economies and ranks the economies in 10 areas of business regulation, such as starting a business, resolving insolvency and trading across borders. ... See More +

Publication 73226 JAN 01, 2012

Spanish, Arabic, Russian, French, Chinese Disclosed

Doing business 2012 : doing business in a more transparent world - summary report : Entreprendre dans un monde plus transparent : rapport sommaire (French)

Doing Business 2012 is the ninth in a series of annual reports published by IFC and the World Bank. The report assesses regulations affecting domestic firms in 183 economies and ranks the economies in 10 areas of business regulation, such as starting a business, resolving insolvency and trading across borders. ... See More +

Publication 73226 JAN 01, 2012

Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Russian, Chinese Disclosed

Unfinished Business? The WTO's Doha Agenda (English)

This book examines the state and the fate of the Doha Development Agenda (DDA). The volume has three key objectives: to provide qualitative and quantitative information about the implications of what is currently on the table; to examine controversial areas where further progress might be made; and to identify lessons that might be of use for future negotiations. ... See More +

Publication 65456 NOV 01, 2011

Martin, Will; Mattoo, Aaditya; Winkler, Deborah; Laborde, David; Blandford, David; Josling, Tim; Borchert, Ingo; Gootiiz, Batshur; Bouët, Antoine; Grant, Jason; Meilke, Karl; Taylor, Benjamin J.; Wilson, John S.; Hoekman, Bernard; van der Mensbrugghe, Dominique; Anderson, Kym; Nelgen, Signe; Brown, Chad P.; Prusa, Thomas J.; Subramanian, Arvind Disclosed

The discriminatory nature of specific tariffs (English)

This paper quantifies the distortions from specific tariffs levied by the European Union (EU). The most favored nation (MFN) specific tariffs levied by the EU translate into higher tariff barriers for poor countries exporting low price goods. ... See More +

Journal Article 81288 JUL 12, 2011

Chowdhury, Sohini Disclosed

Do exporters still face a heavier regulatory burden than non-exporters? Evidence from the new enterprise survey for Lao PDR (English)

Previous surveys of enterprises in Laos have suggested that exporters face a heavier regulatory burden than non-exporters. The government has embarked on a major program of reforms to customs and trade facilitation procedures, but this work is still in the early stages. ... See More +

Brief 68929 JUL 05, 2011

Disclosed

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The GATT's starting point : tariff levels circa 1947 (English)
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APR 26, 2016 WPS7649 Policy Research Working Paper
The labor impact of Lao export growth (Vol. 2) (Laotian)
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FEB 01, 2016 AUS9112 Working Paper
Export promotion and firm entry into and survival in export markets (English)
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AUG 19, 2015 WPS7400 Policy Research Working Paper
Depreciations without exports ? global value chains and the exchange rate elasticity of exports (English)
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AUG 11, 2015 WPS7390 Policy Research Working Paper
Burundi - Coffee Sector Competitiveness Support Project : environmental assessment : Cadre de gestion environnementale et sociale (French)
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MAR 01, 2015 E4776 Environmental Assessment
Burundi - Coffee Sector Competitiveness Support Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 2) : Plan de lutte integree antiparasitaire (French)
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MAR 01, 2015 E4776 Environmental Assessment
Burundi - Coffee Sector Competitiveness Support Project : resettlement plan : Cadre de politique de reinstallation involontaire des populations (French)
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MAR 01, 2015 RP1771 Resettlement Plan
Barriers on agricultural exports : economic and social impacts of disposal : Barreras sobre las exportaciones agropecuarias : impactos económicos y sociales de su eliminación (Spanish)
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JAN 01, 2015 104002 Working Paper
Middle East and North Africa - economic developments and prospects : investing in turbulent times (English)
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OCT 01, 2013 81757 Other Financial Sector Study
Micro dynamics of Turkey's export boom in the 2000s (English)
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MAY 01, 2013 WPS6452 Policy Research Working Paper
Export entrepreneurship and trade structure in Latin America during good and bad times (English)
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APR 01, 2013 WPS6413 Policy Research Working Paper
The World Bank economic review 27 (1) (English)
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FEB 01, 2013 94091 Publication
Impact of WTO accession and the customs union on the bound and applied tariff rates of the Russian federation (English)
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AUG 01, 2012 WPS6161 Policy Research Working Paper
Kenya exports performance overview (English)
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AUG 01, 2012 77028 Working Paper
Doing business 2012 : doing business in a more transparent world - summary report : Haciendo negocios en un mundo más transparente : informe resumido (Spanish)
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JAN 01, 2012 73226 Publication Portuguese, Arabic, Russian, French, Chinese
Doing business 2012 : doing business in a more transparent world - summary report : Fazer negócios em um mundo mais transparente : relatório resumido (Portuguese)
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JAN 01, 2012 73226 Publication Spanish, Arabic, Russian, French, Chinese
Doing business 2012 : doing business in a more transparent world - summary report : Entreprendre dans un monde plus transparent : rapport sommaire (French)
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JAN 01, 2012 73226 Publication Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Russian, Chinese
Unfinished Business? The WTO's Doha Agenda (English)
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NOV 01, 2011 65456 Publication
The discriminatory nature of specific tariffs (English)
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JUL 12, 2011 81288 Journal Article
Do exporters still face a heavier regulatory burden than non-exporters? Evidence from the new enterprise survey for Lao PDR (English)
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JUL 05, 2011 68929 Brief