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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

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

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

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 Tunisias 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 Ricas trade with the United States. ... See More +

Working Paper 84607 JUN 01, 2014

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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
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
The World Bank in Indonesia : trade (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 94627 Brief
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 Tunisias 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