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The empirical landscape of trade policy (English)

This paper surveys empirically the broad features of trade policy in goods for 31 major economies that collectively represented 83 percent of the world's population and 91 percent of the world's GDP in 2013. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7620 APR 04, 2016

Bown,Chad P.; Crowley,Meredith A Disclosed

Sri Lanka - Current status (English)

Sri Lanka ranks third in terms of value (4.4 billion dollars) and global market share, although apparel has a relatively high share of total country exports at 45 percent. ... See More +

Brief 104610 MAR 23, 2016

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Pakistan - Current status (English)

Pakistan ranks fourth in terms of value (4.2 billion dollars) with the same global market share as Sri Lanka, although apparel’s share of total country exports is lower at 19 percent. ... See More +

Brief 104609 MAR 23, 2016

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Bangladesh - Current status (English)

Bangladesh has the largest apparel export industry of the four South Asian sample countries (22.8 billion dollars), and the largest market share of global apparel exports. ... See More +

Brief 104608 MAR 23, 2016

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India - Current status (English)

India ranks second in terms of value (12.5 billion dollars) and global market share, although unlike Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, apparel’s share of total county exports is quite low at 5 percent. ... See More +

Brief 104597 MAR 23, 2016

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Stitches to riches? : apparel employment, trade, and economic development in South Asia (English)

South Asia must create good-quality jobs for a rapidly expanding young population and bring more women into the labor force. The apparel sector in South Asia is labor intensive, employs more women on average than other manufacturing sectors, and provides jobs that allow for the acquisition of skills. ... See More +

Publication 104271 MAR 23, 2016

Lopez-Acevedo,Gladys C.; Robertson,Raymond Disclosed

Global trade watch : trade developments in 2015 (English)

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Working Paper 103903 MAR 09, 2016

Constantinescu,Ileana Cristina; Mattoo,Aaditya; Ruta,Michele Disclosed

Moldova trade study : overview (English)

Despite strong economic growth since 2000, Moldova remains one of the poorest countries in the region. Excessive reliance on remittances, export dependency on a few products, and insufficient domestic job creation make the Moldovan economy highly vulnerable to external conditions. ... See More +

Working Paper 103999 MAR 03, 2016

Disclosed

A comparative overview of the incidence of non-tariff measures on trade in Lao PDR (English)

An efficient and transparent regulatory framework governing international trade is a necessary condition for countries to realize the benefits of international trade. ... See More +

Working Paper AUS9097 FEB 29, 2016

Hoppe,Mombert Disclosed

Is the DCFTA good for Moldova? : analysis of Moldova’s trade options using a dynamic computable general equilibrium model (English)

Moldova’s recent Association Agreement with the European Union (EU), which includes a Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement (DCFTA), represents an important opportunity, as well as challenges. ... See More +

Working Paper 103996 JAN 30, 2016

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Moldova : analysis of trade competitiveness (English)

As a small economy, Moldova’s growth and development prospects are closely related to its performance in international and regional markets. In this report the authors have looked at the export performance and competitiveness of the Moldovan economy. ... See More +

Working Paper 103995 JAN 30, 2016

Mera,Varela.G Disclosed

Global supply chains and trade policy (English)

How do global supply chain linkages modify countries' incentives to impose import protection? Are these linkages empirically important determinants of trade policy? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7536 JAN 19, 2016

Blanchard,Emily J.; Bown,Chad P.; Johnson,Robert Christopher Disclosed

SACU in global value chains : measuring GVC integration, position, and performance of Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, and Swaziland (English)

Once concentrated among a few large economies, global flows of goods, services, and capital now reach an ever larger number of economies worldwide. ... See More +

Working Paper 102987 JAN 01, 2016

Engel,Jakob; Winkler,Deborah Elisabeth; Farole,Thomas Disclosed

What’s left for the WTO ? (English)

Suppose that when addressing the question of “what’s left for the WTO?,” tariff negotiators relied not on the agenda established in 2001 but instead on the terms-of-trade theory of trade agreements to identify negotiating priorities. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7502 DEC 02, 2015

Bown,Chad P. Disclosed

The role of imports for exporter performance in Peru (English)

Using highly disaggregated firm-level customs transaction data for imports and exports in Peru over the 2000–2012 period, this paper explores the relationship between imports of intermediate inputs and firm export performance. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7492 NOV 13, 2015

Pierola Castro,Martha D.; Fernandes,Ana Margarida; Farolec,Thomas Disclosed

Deep trade agreements and vertical FDI : the devil is in the details (English)

Recent data show that the institutional content of preferential trade agreements has evolved over time. Although pre-1990s preferential trade agreements mostly focused on tariff liberalization, recent agreements increasingly contain deep provisions in diverse areas, such as intellectual property rights, investment, and standards. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7464 OCT 29, 2015

Osnago,Alberto; Rocha,Nadia; Ruta,Michele Disclosed

Exporter behavior, country size and stage of development : evidence from the exporter dynamics database (English)

This paper presents new data on the micro structure of the export sector for 45 countries and studies how exporter behavior varies with country size and stage of development. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7452 OCT 21, 2015

Fernandes,Ana Margarida; Freund,Caroline; Pierola Castro,Martha D. Disclosed

Statement by Xiaozhun Yi at the 92nd meeting of the Development Committee held on October 10, 2015 (English)

This is a statement by Xiaozhun Yi, Deputy Director-General at the ninety second meeting of the Development Committee held on October 10, 2015. ... See More +

Board Report 100165 OCT 10, 2015

Yi, Xiaozhun Disclosed

A Coasian model of international production chains (English)

International supply chains require the coordination of numerous activities across multiple countries and firms. This paper develops a theoretical model of supply chains in which the measure of tasks completed within a firm is determined by parameters that define transaction costs and the cost of coordinating more activities within the firm. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7434 OCT 06, 2015

Fally,Thibault; Hillberry,Russell Henry Disclosed

Champions wanted : promoting exports in the Middle East and North Africa (English)

Traditional discussions of export performance are typically cast in terms of countries and sectors, which has a comparative advantage, what should be protected, and so on. ... See More +

Brief 100036 OCT 01, 2015

Jaud,Melise; Freund,Caroline Disclosed

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The empirical landscape of trade policy (English)
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APR 04, 2016 WPS7620 Policy Research Working Paper
Sri Lanka - Current status (English)
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MAR 23, 2016 104610 Brief
Pakistan - Current status (English)
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MAR 23, 2016 104609 Brief
Bangladesh - Current status (English)
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MAR 23, 2016 104608 Brief
India - Current status (English)
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MAR 23, 2016 104597 Brief
Stitches to riches? : apparel employment, trade, and economic development in South Asia (English)
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MAR 23, 2016 104271 Publication
Global trade watch : trade developments in 2015 (English)
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MAR 09, 2016 103903 Working Paper
Moldova trade study : overview (English)
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MAR 03, 2016 103999 Working Paper
A comparative overview of the incidence of non-tariff measures on trade in Lao PDR (English)
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FEB 29, 2016 AUS9097 Working Paper
Is the DCFTA good for Moldova? : analysis of Moldova’s trade options using a dynamic computable general equilibrium model (English)
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JAN 30, 2016 103996 Working Paper
Moldova : analysis of trade competitiveness (English)
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JAN 30, 2016 103995 Working Paper
Global supply chains and trade policy (English)
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JAN 19, 2016 WPS7536 Policy Research Working Paper
SACU in global value chains : measuring GVC integration, position, and performance of Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, and Swaziland (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 102987 Working Paper
What’s left for the WTO ? (English)
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DEC 02, 2015 WPS7502 Policy Research Working Paper
The role of imports for exporter performance in Peru (English)
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NOV 13, 2015 WPS7492 Policy Research Working Paper
Deep trade agreements and vertical FDI : the devil is in the details (English)
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OCT 29, 2015 WPS7464 Policy Research Working Paper
Exporter behavior, country size and stage of development : evidence from the exporter dynamics database (English)
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OCT 21, 2015 WPS7452 Policy Research Working Paper
Statement by Xiaozhun Yi at the 92nd meeting of the Development Committee held on October 10, 2015 (English)
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OCT 10, 2015 100165 Board Report
A Coasian model of international production chains (English)
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OCT 06, 2015 WPS7434 Policy Research Working Paper
Champions wanted : promoting exports in the Middle East and North Africa (English)
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OCT 01, 2015 100036 Brief