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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

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

Cambodia-Cambodia Trade Development Support Program - Additional Financing (English)

Project Information Document AB7500 JAN 22, 2014

Trade policy instruments over time (English)

This paper surveys political-economic research on the variety of instruments that governments use to conduct international trade policy. It presents key insights on the relationships between instruments such as tariffs, quotas, voluntary export restraints, and other nontariff barriers, as well as the ebb and flow of the national use of temporary trade barriers such as antidumping, countervailing duties, and safeguards. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6757 JAN 01, 2014

Bown, Chad P.

Implementation summary : trade facilitation for regional integration in Central America trust fund (English)

The trade facilitation agenda represents an important opportunity for countries to not only realize economic development and poverty reduction goals, but also deepen regional integration. ... See More +

Working Paper 83567 DEC 23, 2013

Estimating informal trade across Tunisia's land borders (English)

This paper uses mirror statistics and research in the field to estimate the magnitude of Tunisia's informal trade with Libya and Algeria. The aim is to assess the scale of this trade and to evaluate the amount lost in taxes and duties as a result as well as to assess the local impact in terms of income generation. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6731 DEC 01, 2013

Ayadi, Lotfi; Benjamin, Nancy; Bensassi, Sami; Raballand, Gael

International tradability indices for services (English)

This paper uses a theoretically grounded model of international trade to estimate the cross-border tradability of services. The resulting indices cover up to 99 countries and ten sectors. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6712 NOV 01, 2013

van der Marel, Erik; Shepherd, Ben

North-South standards harmonization and international trade (English)

Recent years have seen a surge in economic integration agreements (EIAs) and the development of non-tariff measures (NTMs). As a consequence, a growing number of EIAs include provisions on NTMs. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6710 NOV 01, 2013

Disdier, Anne-Celia; Fontagne, Lionel; Cadot, Olivier

Arbitrating and mediating disputes : benchmarking arbitration and mediation regimes for commercial disputes related to foreign direct investment (English)

An effective commercial arbitration regime matters for foreign investors. It gives parties the autonomy to create a dispute resolution system tailored to increasingly complex disputes. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6632 OCT 01, 2013

Pouget, Sophie

Sustaining trade reform : institutional lessons from Peru and Argentina (English)

This paper examines trade policies in Peru and Argentina since the reforms of the 1990s. Peru provides a valuable example of sustaining reform. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6610 SEP 01, 2013

Baracat, Elias A.; Finger, J. Michael; Thorne, Raul Leon; Nogues, Julio J.

Indicators to monitor regional trade integration in Africa (English)

More than 350 Regional Trade Agreements (RTAs) are currently in force and more than one-half of global trade is carried out under preferential terms. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 81085 SEP 01, 2013

Walkenhorst, Peter

The effect of product standards on agricultural exports from developing countries (English)

The authors create a standards restrictiveness index using newly available data on maximum residue levels of pesticides for 61 importing countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6518 JUN 01, 2013

Otsuki, Tsunehiro; Ferro, Esteban; Wilson, John S.

Reinvigorating the agenda for open trade (English)

Pakistan's trade performance is disappointing. Despite being in a very dynamic region, the country's position in world trade has barely changed over the past three decades. ... See More +

Brief 79559 JUN 01, 2013

Kunaka, Charles; Pitigala, Nihal; Reis, Jose G.; Taglioni, Daria

Trade facilitation in the Caribbean : the case of customs performance (English)

The trade of goods and services and the inflows from Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) represent large proportions of their Gross Domestic Products (GDP), especially in English Speaking Caribbean (ESC) countries. ... See More +

Working Paper 78585 JUN 01, 2013

Ossio, Jose Eduardo Gutierrez; Alessandro, Martin; Neyra, Juan Jose Spanish

Trade facilitation in the Caribbean : the case of customs performance : Facilitacion del Comercio en el Caribe : el caso de las aduanas y su desempeno (Spanish)

The trade of goods and services and the inflows from Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) represent large proportions of their Gross Domestic Products (GDP), especially in English Speaking Caribbean (ESC) countries. ... See More +

Working Paper 78585 JUN 01, 2013

Ossio, Jose Eduardo Gutierrez; Alessandro, Martin; Neyra, Juan Jose English

What is the World Bank doing on aid for trade? (English)

This report highlights the World Bank Group's support to address the main constraints which firms in developing countries face in connecting to value chains. ... See More +

Working Paper 83234 JUN 01, 2013

Estimating trade flows, describing trade relationships, and identifying barriers to cross-border trade between Cameroon and Nigeria (English)

Cameroon and Nigeria share a common border of nearly 1,700km and both countries have strong historical and cultural ties. However, the partnership between the two countries has had its difficult periods, most recently when the relationship turned hostile over the disputed Bakassi Peninsula, and economic linkages between the economies remain limited. ... See More +

Other Financial Accountability Study 78283 MAY 07, 2013

Trade policy barriers: an obstacle to export diversification in Eurasia (English)

Despite trade liberalization efforts made by Eurasian countries, the export structure of the region shows significant levels of concentration across export destinations. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6434 MAY 01, 2013

Hollweg, Claire H.; Cusolito, Ana Paula

Where informal procedures are quasi-formal - cross-border trade between West and Central Africa (English)

This note outlines the critical barriers that constrain trade between Nigeria and Cameroon, describes the practical norms that have emerged as a response to those constraints, and recommends key reforms for the governments to undertake. ... See More +

Brief 78406 MAY 01, 2013

Amin, Mukhtar; Hoppe, Mombert

Where informal procedures are quasi-formal : cross-border trade between West and Central Africa (English)

The border between Cameroon and Nigeria is also the border between West and Central Africa and the two regional trade communities of Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC). ... See More +

Brief 80539 MAY 01, 2013

Amin, Mukhtar; Hoppe, Mombert

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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
Global value chains in the current trade slowdown (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 86232 Brief
Cambodia-Cambodia Trade Development Support Program - Additional Financing (English)
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JAN 22, 2014 AB7500 Project Information Document
Trade policy instruments over time (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 WPS6757 Policy Research Working Paper
Implementation summary : trade facilitation for regional integration in Central America trust fund (English)
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DEC 23, 2013 83567 Working Paper
Estimating informal trade across Tunisia's land borders (English)
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DEC 01, 2013 WPS6731 Policy Research Working Paper
International tradability indices for services (English)
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NOV 01, 2013 WPS6712 Policy Research Working Paper
North-South standards harmonization and international trade (English)
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NOV 01, 2013 WPS6710 Policy Research Working Paper
Arbitrating and mediating disputes : benchmarking arbitration and mediation regimes for commercial disputes related to foreign direct investment (English)
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OCT 01, 2013 WPS6632 Policy Research Working Paper
Sustaining trade reform : institutional lessons from Peru and Argentina (English)
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SEP 01, 2013 WPS6610 Policy Research Working Paper
Indicators to monitor regional trade integration in Africa (English)
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SEP 01, 2013 81085 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
The effect of product standards on agricultural exports from developing countries (English)
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JUN 01, 2013 WPS6518 Policy Research Working Paper
Reinvigorating the agenda for open trade (English)
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JUN 01, 2013 79559 Brief
Trade facilitation in the Caribbean : the case of customs performance (English)
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JUN 01, 2013 78585 Working Paper Spanish
Trade facilitation in the Caribbean : the case of customs performance : Facilitacion del Comercio en el Caribe : el caso de las aduanas y su desempeno (Spanish)
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JUN 01, 2013 78585 Working Paper English
What is the World Bank doing on aid for trade? (English)
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JUN 01, 2013 83234 Working Paper
Estimating trade flows, describing trade relationships, and identifying barriers to cross-border trade between Cameroon and Nigeria (English)
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MAY 07, 2013 78283 Other Financial Accountability Study
Trade policy barriers: an obstacle to export diversification in Eurasia (English)
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MAY 01, 2013 WPS6434 Policy Research Working Paper
Where informal procedures are quasi-formal - cross-border trade between West and Central Africa (English)
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MAY 01, 2013 78406 Brief
Where informal procedures are quasi-formal : cross-border trade between West and Central Africa (English)
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MAY 01, 2013 80539 Brief