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The impacts of trade facilitation measures on international trade flows (English)

This paper analyzes the impacts of selected trade facilitation measures on international trade flows. A gravity model is used to estimate four equations: a pooled cross-section model; a fixed-effects model; a random effects model; and a Poisson maximum likelihood estimator. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7367 JUL 14, 2015

de Sá Porto,Paulo C.; Canuto,Otaviano; Morini,Cristiano

Understanding the operations of freight forwarders : evidence from Serbia (English)

Freight forwarders play a key role in moving goods across international borders. They arrange transport, oversee customs clearance on behalf of their clients, and more generally troubleshoot issues that arise while goods are in transit. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7311 JUN 17, 2015

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

Is the WTO passe ? (English)

The WTO has delivered policy outcomes that are very different from those likely to emerge out of the recent wave of preferential trade agreements (PTAs). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7304 JUN 12, 2015

Bagwell,Kyle; Bown,Chad P.; Staiger,Robert W.

Kazakhstan - Improving the trade policy framework, its management, and its regulations (Vol. 2) : Policy note one (English)

The main message of this report is that if Kazakhstan wants to take advantage of global integration and diversification opportunities, the government needs to improve its trade policy framework, its management, and its regulations. ... See More +

Working Paper 96863 JUN 01, 2015

Madani,Dorsati H. Russian

Indicators to monitor deeper regional trade integration in Africa (English)

Stronger regional integration has been a policy priority in Africa for several decades. Closer trade links with neighboring countries promise to stabilize food markets, enhance profitable exchanges in light manufactures, reduce consumer prices, and help develop regional production networks. ... See More +

Working Paper AUS7670 MAY 28, 2015

The security and trade facilitation nexus : international trends and practices (English)

Improving levels of trade facilitation is one of the remaining challenges to enhancing connectivity and trade growth in South Asia, but border and internal security concerns are often perceived as a barrier to implementing key reforms. ... See More +

Brief 97140 MAY 01, 2015

Kerswell,Clayton Bryant; Kunaka,Charles

Trade agreements and enforcement : evidence from WTO dispute settlement (English)

This paper examines the implications of the terms-of-trade theory for the determinants of outcomes arising under the enforcement provisions of international agreements. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7242 APR 20, 2015

Bown,Chad P.; Reynolds,Kara Marie

Statement by Xioazhun Yi at the 91st meeting of the Development Committee held on April 18, 2015 (English)

This is a statement by Xioazhun Yi, Deputy Director-General at the ninety first meeting of the Development Committee held on April 18, 2015. The World Trade Organization (WTO) forecasts world merchandise trade to grow at some plus 3.3 percent in 2015 in volume terms. ... See More +

Board Report 95883 APR 18, 2015

The curious case of Brazils closedness to trade (English)

Although Brazil has become one of the largest economies in the world, it remains among the most closed economies as measured by the share of exports and imports in gross domestic product. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7228 APR 02, 2015

Canuto Dos Santos Filho,Otaviano; Fleischhaker,Cornelius; Schellekens,Philip

How has regional integration taken place in other regions? Lessons for South Asia (English)

As the momentum for multilateral trade liberalization has slowed, an increasing amount of liberalization is taking place at a regional level. As of April 2015, there are 406 regional trade agreements (RTAs) in force worldwide, more than double the number in force in 2000. ... See More +

Brief 97141 APR 01, 2015

Kathuria,Sanjay; Shahid,Sohaib; Ferrantino,Michael Joseph

Economic implications of a potential free trade agreement between India and the United States (English)

This paper explores the economic implications of a potential free trade agreement between India and the United States. A series of simulations is conducted assuming 100 percent ad valorem equivalent tariff cuts for goods and 50 percent cuts for services. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7212 MAR 10, 2015

Fukase,Emiko; Martin,William J.

Opening up markets to neighbors : gains for smaller countries in South Asia (English)

Brief 93915 JAN 01, 2015

Kathuria,Sanjay; Shahid,Sohaib

Kazakhstan - Improving the trade policy framework, its management, and its regulations (Vol. 4) : Policy note three (English)

The main message of this report is that if Kazakhstan wants to take advantage of global integration and diversification opportunities, the government needs to improve its trade policy framework, its management, and its regulations. ... See More +

Working Paper 96863 JAN 01, 2015

Madani,Dorsati H. Russian

The World Bank in Indonesia : trade (English)

Indonesia has made a steady progress in implementing trade reforms in recent years and this has been one of several factors helping formal sector employment to expand reducing poverty levels and expanding the ranks of Indonesia’s middle class. ... See More +

Brief 94627 JAN 01, 2015

Indicators to monitor deeper regional trade integration in Africa (English)

Stronger regional integration has been a policy priority in Africa for several decades. Countries in Africa have committed to a process of deeper integration, but have made little progress in implementing commitments and removing barriers. ... See More +

Working Paper 96829 JAN 01, 2015

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

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The impacts of trade facilitation measures on international trade flows (English)
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JUL 14, 2015 WPS7367 Policy Research Working Paper
Understanding the operations of freight forwarders : evidence from Serbia (English)
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JUN 17, 2015 WPS7311 Policy Research Working Paper
Is the WTO passe ? (English)
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JUN 12, 2015 WPS7304 Policy Research Working Paper
Kazakhstan - Improving the trade policy framework, its management, and its regulations (Vol. 2) : Policy note one (English)
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JUN 01, 2015 96863 Working Paper Russian
Indicators to monitor deeper regional trade integration in Africa (English)
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MAY 28, 2015 AUS7670 Working Paper
The security and trade facilitation nexus : international trends and practices (English)
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MAY 01, 2015 97140 Brief
Trade agreements and enforcement : evidence from WTO dispute settlement (English)
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APR 20, 2015 WPS7242 Policy Research Working Paper
Statement by Xioazhun Yi at the 91st meeting of the Development Committee held on April 18, 2015 (English)
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APR 18, 2015 95883 Board Report
The curious case of Brazils closedness to trade (English)
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APR 02, 2015 WPS7228 Policy Research Working Paper
How has regional integration taken place in other regions? Lessons for South Asia (English)
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APR 01, 2015 97141 Brief
Economic implications of a potential free trade agreement between India and the United States (English)
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MAR 10, 2015 WPS7212 Policy Research Working Paper
Opening up markets to neighbors : gains for smaller countries in South Asia (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 93915 Brief
Kazakhstan - Improving the trade policy framework, its management, and its regulations (Vol. 4) : Policy note three (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 96863 Working Paper Russian
The World Bank in Indonesia : trade (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 94627 Brief
Indicators to monitor deeper regional trade integration in Africa (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 96829 Working Paper
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