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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

Nothing to fear but fear itself : evidence on imported intermediates in Indonesia (English)

The combination of an increasing trade imbalance, concerns about deindustrialization after several years of booming commodity prices, and rising imports of intermediate inputs and capital goods over the last decade has triggered new restrictive trade measures that have been gaining ground in Indonesia. ... See More +

Brief 85983 MAR 01, 2014

Rahardja, Sjamsu; Varela, Gonzalo

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

Does migration foster exports ? evidence from Africa (English)

This paper aims at assessing the impact of migration on export performance and more particularly the effect of African migrants on African trade. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6739 JAN 01, 2014

Ehrhart, Helene; Le Goff, Maelan; Rocher?, Emmanuel; Singh, Raju Jan

Evaluating aid for trade : a survey of recent studies (English)

The demand for accountability in aid-for-trade is increasing but monitoring has focused on case studies and impressionistic narratives. The paper reviews recent evidence from a wide range of studies, recognizing that a multiplicity of approaches is needed to learn what works and what does not. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6742 JAN 01, 2014

Cadot, Olivier; Fernandes, Ana; Gourdon, Julien; Mattoo, Aaditya; de Melo, Jaime

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.

Imports of intermediate inputs and country size (English)

The paper analyzes the relationship between country size and the use of imported intermediate inputs by firms in 76 developing countries. Recent evidence indicates that the use of imported inputs can have a large, positive effect on productivity and growth, thus motivating a better understanding of the determinants of foreign inputs. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6758 JAN 01, 2014

Amin, Mohammad; Islam, Asif

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

Manufacturing Export Competitiveness in Kenya : policy note (English)

This note is a background study to assess policy options to improve competitiveness of Kenya's manufacturing sector, with a specific focus on exports. ... See More +

Working Paper ACS6849 DEC 04, 2013

Farole, Thomas; Mukim, Megha

Trade facilitation and country size (English)

It is argued that compared with large countries, small countries rely more on trade and therefore they are more likely to adopt liberal trading policies. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6692 NOV 01, 2013

Amin, Mohammad; Haidar, Jamal Ibrahim

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

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

Travel channel meets discovery channel or how tourism can encourage better export performance and diversification in Nepal (English)

Entering and successfully surviving in export markets is a costly process for firms. The process involves learning about the existence of foreign demand, "discovering" production costs of exportable goods, building up reputation, succeeding in product branding to reduce competitive pressures and to be constantly upgrading quality standards to better serve demanding international clients, and remaining competitive vis-à-vis other players in the global marketplace. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6669 OCT 01, 2013

Reis, Jose Guilherme; Varela, Gonzalo

Product relatedness and firm exports in China (English)

This paper proposes the first evaluation using micro-level data of the gains from the consistency of activities with a local comparative advantage. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6676 OCT 01, 2013

Poncet, Sandra; de Waldemar, Felipe Starosta

The apparel industry in Cambodia : employment, wages and implications for poverty (English)

Cambodia has achieved impressive growth in Gross Domestic Product (GDP) over the past two decades, sustained despite the world financial crisis, and has significantly reduced poverty. ... See More +

Brief 83083 OCT 01, 2013

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

Trade facilitation, value creation, and competiveness : policy implications for Vietnam's economic growth (Vol. 1 of 3) (English)

This report explores the role of trade facilitation and logistics in driving export and ultimately national competitiveness. It posits that this area of trade consists of three interrelated pillars: (i) transport infrastructure and logistics services; (ii) regulatory procedures for exports and imports; and (iii) supply chain organization. ... See More +

Other Poverty Study 79235 JUL 15, 2013

Pham, Duc Minh; Mishra, Deepak; Cheong, Kee-Cheok; Arnold, John; Trinh, Anh Minh; Ngo, Ngoc Huyen Thi; Nguyen, Phuong Hien Thi Vietnamese

Trade facilitation, value creation, and competiveness : policy implications for Vietnam's economic growth (Vol. 1 of 3) : Tao thuan loi thuong mai, tao gia tri, va nang luc canh tranh : goi y chinh sach cho tang truong kinh te Viet Nam (Vietnamese)

This report explores the role of trade facilitation and logistics in driving export and ultimately national competitiveness. It posits that this area of trade consists of three interrelated pillars: (i) transport infrastructure and logistics services; (ii) regulatory procedures for exports and imports; and (iii) supply chain organization. ... See More +

Other Poverty Study 79235 JUL 15, 2013

Pham, Duc Minh; Mishra, Deepak; Cheong, Kee-Cheok; Arnold, John; Trinh, Anh Minh; Ngo, Ngoc Huyen Thi; Nguyen, Phuong Hien Thi English

East Asia's exposure to the Eurozone more than meets the eye? (English)

At first glance, most East Asian countries are only moderately sensitive to decreasing demand from the Eurozone. However, weak demand in Europe has a strong effect on Chinese exports, which depend on intermediate goods from other East Asian countries provided through a close-knit regional supply chain, leading to considerable indirect exposure. ... See More +

Brief 79867 JUL 01, 2013

Hanusch, Marek

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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
Nothing to fear but fear itself : evidence on imported intermediates in Indonesia (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 85983 Brief
Global value chains in the current trade slowdown (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 86232 Brief
Does migration foster exports ? evidence from Africa (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 WPS6739 Policy Research Working Paper
Evaluating aid for trade : a survey of recent studies (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 WPS6742 Policy Research Working Paper
Trade policy instruments over time (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 WPS6757 Policy Research Working Paper
Imports of intermediate inputs and country size (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 WPS6758 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
Manufacturing Export Competitiveness in Kenya : policy note (English)
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DEC 04, 2013 ACS6849 Working Paper
Trade facilitation and country size (English)
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NOV 01, 2013 WPS6692 Policy Research Working Paper
North-South standards harmonization and international trade (English)
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NOV 01, 2013 WPS6710 Policy Research Working Paper
International tradability indices for services (English)
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NOV 01, 2013 WPS6712 Policy Research Working Paper
Travel channel meets discovery channel or how tourism can encourage better export performance and diversification in Nepal (English)
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OCT 01, 2013 WPS6669 Policy Research Working Paper
Product relatedness and firm exports in China (English)
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OCT 01, 2013 WPS6676 Policy Research Working Paper
The apparel industry in Cambodia : employment, wages and implications for poverty (English)
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OCT 01, 2013 83083 Brief
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)
Trade facilitation, value creation, and competiveness : policy implications for Vietnam's economic growth (Vol. 1 of 3) (English)
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JUL 15, 2013 79235 Other Poverty Study Vietnamese
Trade facilitation, value creation, and competiveness : policy implications for Vietnam's economic growth (Vol. 1 of 3) : Tao thuan loi thuong mai, tao gia tri, va nang luc canh tranh : goi y chinh sach cho tang truong kinh te Viet Nam (Vietnamese)
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JUL 15, 2013 79235 Other Poverty Study English
East Asia's exposure to the Eurozone more than meets the eye? (English)
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JUL 01, 2013 79867 Brief