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Policy and performance in customs : evaluating the trade facilitation agreement (English)

The 2013 World Trade Organization ministerial in Bali produced a comprehensive framework agreement on trade facilitation. If fully implemented, the agreement should increase the speed and reduce the cost of moving goods across international borders. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7211 MAR 10, 2015

Hillberry,Russell Henry; Zhang,Xiaohui

Trade effects of customs reform : evidence from Albania (English)

Despite enormous academic interest in international trade costs and keen policy interest in efforts to mitigate them, so far there is very little hard evidence on the impacts of trade facilitation efforts. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7210 MAR 10, 2015

Fernandes,Ana Margarida; Hillberry,Russell Henry; Mendoza Alcantara,Alejandra

Customer-driven rail intermodal logistics : unlocking a new source of value for China (English)

Rail intermodal logistics, the movement of containerized cargo from origin to destination where a portion of the journey takes place on rail, have gained significance in North America over the past 10 to 15 years based on cost and operational efficiency. ... See More +

Working Paper 95025 MAR 01, 2015

Blancas, Luis C.; Ollivier, Gerald; Bullock, Richard Chinese

OECS ports : an efficiency and performance assessment (English)

Handling charges in Caribbean ports are two to three times higher than in similar ports in other regions of the world. In some cases, it costs significantly less to ship a container to Hong Kong SAR, China, or Europe than it does to ship to a neighboring island no more than 100 miles away. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7162 JAN 01, 2015

Cubas, Diana; Briceno-Garmendia, Cecilia; Bofinger, Heinrich C.

Connectivity for Caribbean countries : an initial assessment (English)

Every discussion of the Caribbean states considers their characteristics as sea-locked countries, small economies, highly vulnerable to natural disasters, and a geographic platform that calls for regional cooperation and integration. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7169 JAN 01, 2015

Briceno-Garmendia, Cecilia; Bofinger, Heinrich C.; Cubas, Diana; Millan-Placci, Maria Florencia

Guatemala - Elements of a transport and logistics strategy (English)

This document has been produced by the World Bank to support the Government of Guatemala as it improves its transport and logistics sector management in pursuit of enhanced country competitiveness. ... See More +

Working Paper 93529 JAN 01, 2015

Dumitrescu, Anca C.; Smith, Graham; Osborne, Theresa K.

Kenya - Second Phase of the Eastern Africa Regional Transport, Trade, and Development Facilitation Program Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 3) : environmental and social impact assessment for the proposed rehabilitation of Marich Pass - Lodwar road (A1), 196 km of Marich Pass - Lodwar road (A1), 196 km (English)

The development objective of the Second Phase of the Eastern Africa Regional Transport, Trade, and Development Facilitation Program Project for Kenya is to enhance connectivity and economic integration of Kenya with South Sudan, whilst improving safety on the corridor and South Sudan's access to sea ports. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment E4747 JAN 01, 2015

Cameroon economic update : revisiting the sources of growth - enhancing the efficiency of the Port of Douala (English)

The Cameroon economic update aim at sharing knowledge and stimulating debate among those interested in improving the economic management of Cameroon and unleashing its enormous potential. ... See More +

Working Paper 94015 JAN 01, 2015

Coulibaly, Souleymane; Ibounde, Rick Emery Tsouck; Fouthe, Chimene Diane Djapou; Munchep, Sylvie

Armenia - Third Social Investment Fund Project : additional financing : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 92886 NOV 25, 2014

Improving trade competitiveness in Cambodia : an analysis using a trade and transport facilitation assessment (TTFA) (English)

A Transport and Trade Facilitation Assessment (TTFA) is designed as a snapshot of a country’s trading environment, viewed from the perspective of four key industries. ... See More +

Working Paper 91241 AUG 01, 2014

The Eurasian connection : supply-chain efficiency along the modern silk route through Central Asia (English)

Central Asia is often associated with the silk route or road, the longest overland trade route connecting China to Europe and one of the oldest in history. ... See More +

Publication 88891 JUN 12, 2014

Rastogi, Cordula; Arvis, Jean-Francois

Trade and transport corridor management toolkit (English)

A trade and transport corridor is a coordinated bundle of transport and logistics infrastructure and services that facilitates trade and transport flows between major centers of economic activity. ... See More +

Publication 87949 MAY 07, 2014

Carruthers, Robin; Kunaka, Charles

Egypt, Arab Republic of - Cairo traffic congestion study : Executive summary (English)

The Greater Cairo Metropolitan Area (GCMA), with more than 19 million inhabitants, is host to more than one-fifth of Egypt's population. The GCMA is also an important contributor to the Egyptian economy in terms of GDP and jobs. ... See More +

Other Infrastructure Study 88654 MAY 01, 2014

Connecting to compete 2012 : trade logistics in the global economy - the logistics performance index and its indicators (Chinese)

This is the third edition of Connecting to Compete, a report summarizing the findings from the new dataset for the 2012 Logistics Performance Index (LPI) and its component indicators. ... See More +

Knowledge Economy Study 70417 APR 11, 2014

Arvis, Jean-Francois; Mustra, Monica Alina; Ojala, Lauri; Shepherd, Ben; Saslavsky, Daniel English

Lao PDR - Trade and transport facilitation assessment (English)

In Lao People's Democratic Republic (PDR), the value of trade has risen rapidly over the last decade with both imports and exports increasing by average annual rate of 24 percent. ... See More +

Other Urban Study 72061 APR 01, 2014

Record, Richard; Nghardsaysone, Konesawang; Sitrbat, Liviu; Kunaka, Charles; Saslavsky, Daniel; Arnold, John; Ksoll, Christian

Corridor Performance Assessment : a trade development report (English)

The study found that logistics costs are high due to transshipment costs and various forms of payments. Many of these payments are imposed by the private sector with little or no transparency on how or where the costs are incurred. ... See More +

Working Paper 91242 APR 01, 2014

Africa - Regional Trade Facilitation and Competitiveness Development Policy Operation Program (English)

Program Information Document AB7549 MAR 26, 2014

Republic of Guatemala - GT TF framework for assessment and the recovery of damages by the earthquake of 7.2 : Republica de Guatemala - GT TF marco para la recuperacion y evaluacion de danos por el terremoto de 7.2 (Spanish)

This report deals with GT TF. Framework for Recovery and Evaluation of the Damage of the Earthquake of 7.2 in Guatemala. The report explains that hazardous natural events such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, hurricanes, landslides, floods and other hydro-meteorological phenomena have occurred in recent years, with large human losses and social and economic impacts increasingly severe and frequent. ... See More +

Working Paper AUS4306 MAR 21, 2014

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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Policy and performance in customs : evaluating the trade facilitation agreement (English)
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MAR 10, 2015 WPS7211 Policy Research Working Paper
Trade effects of customs reform : evidence from Albania (English)
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MAR 10, 2015 WPS7210 Policy Research Working Paper
Customer-driven rail intermodal logistics : unlocking a new source of value for China (English)
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MAR 01, 2015 95025 Working Paper Chinese
OECS ports : an efficiency and performance assessment (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 WPS7162 Policy Research Working Paper
Connectivity for Caribbean countries : an initial assessment (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 WPS7169 Policy Research Working Paper
Guatemala - Elements of a transport and logistics strategy (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 93529 Working Paper
Kenya - Second Phase of the Eastern Africa Regional Transport, Trade, and Development Facilitation Program Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 3) : environmental and social impact assessment for the proposed rehabilitation of Marich Pass - Lodwar road (A1), 196 km of Marich Pass - Lodwar road (A1), 196 km (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 E4747 Environmental Assessment
Cameroon economic update : revisiting the sources of growth - enhancing the efficiency of the Port of Douala (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 94015 Working Paper
Armenia - Third Social Investment Fund Project : additional financing : procurement plan (English)
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NOV 25, 2014 92886 Procurement Plan
Armenia - Disease Prevention and Control Project : procurement plan (Vol. 2) : Procurement plan for works and goods (English)
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OCT 06, 2014 91314 Procurement Plan
Improving trade competitiveness in Cambodia : an analysis using a trade and transport facilitation assessment (TTFA) (English)
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AUG 01, 2014 91241 Working Paper
The Eurasian connection : supply-chain efficiency along the modern silk route through Central Asia (English)
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JUN 12, 2014 88891 Publication
Trade and transport corridor management toolkit (English)
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MAY 07, 2014 87949 Publication
Egypt, Arab Republic of - Cairo traffic congestion study : Executive summary (English)
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MAY 01, 2014 88654 Other Infrastructure Study
Connecting to compete 2012 : trade logistics in the global economy - the logistics performance index and its indicators (Chinese)
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APR 11, 2014 70417 Knowledge Economy Study English
Lao PDR - Trade and transport facilitation assessment (English)
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APR 01, 2014 72061 Other Urban Study
Corridor Performance Assessment : a trade development report (English)
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APR 01, 2014 91242 Working Paper
Africa - Regional Trade Facilitation and Competitiveness Development Policy Operation Program (English)
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MAR 26, 2014 AB7549 Program Information Document
Republic of Guatemala - GT TF framework for assessment and the recovery of damages by the earthquake of 7.2 : Republica de Guatemala - GT TF marco para la recuperacion y evaluacion de danos por el terremoto de 7.2 (Spanish)
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MAR 21, 2014 AUS4306 Working Paper
Modernizing trade logistics in Colombia (English)
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MAR 14, 2014 90699 Brief