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The global trade slowdown: cyclical or structural ? (English)

This paper focuses on the sluggish growth of world trade relative to income growth in recent years. The analysis uses an empirical strategy based on an error correction model to assess whether the global trade slowdown is structural or cyclical. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7158 JAN 01, 2015

Constantinescu, Cristina; Mattoo, Aaditya; Ruta, Michele

Benefits of the ECOWAS CET and EPA will outweigh costs in Nigeria, but competitiveness is the real issue (English)

This note analyzes the benefits of ECOWAS Common External Tariff (CET) and Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) will outweigh costs in Nigeria, but competitiveness is the real issue. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 93642 JAN 01, 2015

Coste, Antoine; von Uexkull, Erik

Agricultural policies and trade paths in Turkey (English)

In 1959, shortly after the European Economic Community was founded under the 1957 Treaty of Rome, Turkey applied for Associate Membership in the then six-member common market. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7059 OCT 01, 2014

Larson, Donald F.; Martin, Will; Sahin, Sebnem; Tsigas, Marino

Green subsidies and the WTO (English)

This paper provides a detailed explanation how the law of the World Trade Organization regulates environmental subsidies with a focus on renewable energy subsidies. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7060 OCT 01, 2014

Charnovitz, Steve

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

DECPG daily economic news (English)

Some of the headings included in this issue of the Development Economics Prospects Group (DECPG) daily economic news are as follows: financial markets; high income economies; and developing economies. ... See More +

Newsletter 91100 JUL 25, 2014

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

Trade flows and trade disputes (English)

This paper introduces a new data set and establishes a set of basic facts and patterns regarding the trade that countries fight about under World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute settlement. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6979 JUL 01, 2014

Bown, Chad P.; Reynolds, Kara M.

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

Tunisia - Advancing Tunisia's global integration : reforms options in the context of deeper integration with the EU : Main report (English)

The political and economic events since January 2011 have contributed to change the context in which Tunisia is shaping its own global integration agenda. ... See More +

Sector or Thematic Evaluation 88361 JUN 25, 2014

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

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

Costa Rica - Five years after CAFTA-DR assessing early results for the Costa Rican economy (English)

The Dominican Republic - Central America - United States Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR) has been fundamental in creating a stable framework for Costa Rica's trade with the United States. ... See More +

Working Paper 84607 JUN 01, 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

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

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

Global value chains in the current trade slowdown (English)

Real growth in global trade has decelerated significantly since its sharp recovery in 2010. Year-on-year growth in global real trade1 decelerated from 13.3 percent at the end of the first quarter of 2010, to 9.9, 3.1, and 0.5 percent at the end of the first quarters of 2011, 2012, and 2013, respectively, while picking back up to 3.9 percent in the year leading up to the fourth quarter of 2013. ... See More +

Brief 86232 MAR 01, 2014

Ferrantino, Michael J.; Taglioni, Daria

Over the horizon : a new levant (English)

This study provides an analytical basis for the evaluation of potential bilateral economic complementarities between Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Egypt, Turkey, and the Palestinian Territories (where data is available). ... See More +

Other Poverty Study 88950 MAR 01, 2014

A review of international legal instruments : facilitation of transport and trade in Africa - second edition (English)

This is the second edition of the 2003 paper entitled "Facilitation of transport and trade in Sub-Saharan Africa : a review of international legal instruments - Treaties, conventions, protocols, decisions, directives." ... See More +

Other Infrastructure Study 91699 MAR 01, 2014

de Matons, Jean Grosdidier French

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The global trade slowdown: cyclical or structural ? (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 WPS7158 Policy Research Working Paper
Benefits of the ECOWAS CET and EPA will outweigh costs in Nigeria, but competitiveness is the real issue (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 93642 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
South Sudan - Eastern Africa Regional Transport, Trade and Development Facilitation Program Project : procurement plan (English)
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OCT 15, 2014 93033 Procurement Plan
Agricultural policies and trade paths in Turkey (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 WPS7059 Policy Research Working Paper
Green subsidies and the WTO (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 WPS7060 Policy Research Working Paper
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
DECPG daily economic news (English)
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JUL 25, 2014 91100 Newsletter
Trade flows and trade disputes (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 WPS6979 Policy Research Working Paper
Improving behavior at borders to promote trade formalization : the charter for cross-border traders (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 89473 Brief
Tunisia - Advancing Tunisia's global integration : reforms options in the context of deeper integration with the EU : Main report (English)
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JUN 25, 2014 88361 Sector or Thematic Evaluation
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
Implementing the ECOWAS common external tariff : challenges and opportunities for Nigeria (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 88843 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
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
Costa Rica - Five years after CAFTA-DR assessing early results for the Costa Rican economy (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 84607 Working Paper
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
Evaluation of the EU : Turkey customs union (English)
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MAR 28, 2014 85830 Foreign Trade, FDI, and Capital Flows Study
Modernizing trade logistics in Colombia (English)
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MAR 14, 2014 90699 Brief
Global value chains in the current trade slowdown (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 86232 Brief
Over the horizon : a new levant (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 88950 Other Poverty Study
A review of international legal instruments : facilitation of transport and trade in Africa - second edition (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 91699 Other Infrastructure Study French