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Preferential liberalization, antidumping, and safeguards : stumbling block evidence from MERCOSUR (English)

There is not yet consensus in the trade agreements literature as to whether preferential liberalization leads to more or less multilateral liberalization. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7865 OCT 18, 2016

Bown,Chad P.; Tovar,Patricia 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

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 (Numbered Series) 103995 JAN 30, 2016

Mera,Varela.G 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 (Numbered Series) 103996 JAN 30, 2016

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

Moldova - Trade study : overview (English)

The report is structured in two parts. The first part consists of two chapters (Notes one and two), and provides an assessment of overall trade competitiveness and trade policy options. ... See More +

Working Paper ACS17523 DEC 01, 2015

Varela,Gonzalo J.; Piontkivsky,Ruslan; Chistruga,Marcel; Gomez-Mera,Laura; Lupusor,Adrian; Prohnitchi,Valeriu; Metz,Melissa Disclosed

Uruguay - Trade competitiveness diagnostic : Main report (English)

As a small economy, Uruguay’s growth and poverty reduction prospects are closely related to its performance in international markets. This report analyzes export dynamics in Uruguay over the period 2000-2013, benchmarking them against relevant comparator countries. ... See More +

Working Paper 101540 OCT 01, 2015

Portugal Perez,Luis Alberto; Reyes,Jose Daniel; Varela,Gonzalo J. Disclosed

The role of trade in ending poverty (English)

The expansion of international trade has been essential to development and reducing poverty but the relationship between economic growth, poverty reduction and trade is not a simple one. ... See More +

Publication 97607 JUN 25, 2015

Bartley Johns,Marcus; Brenton,Paul; Cali,Massimiliano; Hoppe,Mombert; Piermartini, Roberta Disclosed

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. Disclosed

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

Disclosed

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

While other emerging regions were thriving, MENA's aggregate export performance over the past two decades has been consistently weak. Using detailed firm-level export data from Customs administrations, this report explains why. ... See More +

Publication 95681 APR 07, 2015

Freund,Caroline; Jaud,Melise Disclosed

Does input tariff reduction impact firms' exports in the presence of import tariff exemption regimes ? (English)

In the last decade Morocco undertook substantial, if gradual, trade liberalization by reducing tariffs, reforming trade regulations and signing free and preferential trade agreements with several regions and countries, including the United States, Turkey, the European Union and Arab countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7231 APR 06, 2015

Bussolo,Maurizio; Vargas Da Cruz,Marcio Jose Disclosed

The impact of the Syrian conflict on Lebanese trade (English)

The devastating civil war in Syria is arguably one of the major civil conflicts in recent times. The conflict started with protests in March 2011 and soon after escalated to a violent internal war with no end in sight to this date. ... See More +

Working Paper 96087 APR 01, 2015

Calì, Massimiliano; Harake,Wissam; Hassan,Fadi; Struck,Clemens Christian Disclosed

How to sustain export dynamism by reducing duality in the Dominican Republic : a World Bank trade competitiveness diagnostic (English)

This report analyzes export competitiveness in the Dominican Republic drawing from the Trade Competitiveness Diagnostic methodology (Farole and Reis, 2012). ... See More +

Foreign Trade, FDI, and Capital Flows Study AUS6804 MAR 02, 2015

Iwulska,Aleksandra; Jouanjean,Marie Agnes; Moberg,Lotta Malin Johanna; Reyes,Jose Daniel; Sanchez Martin,Miguel Eduardo; Ugarte Romero,Cristian; Van Der Borght,Rafael; Wagle,Swarnim Spanish Disclosed

A capability-based assessment of GVC competitiveness for the SACU region (English)

The emergence of global value chains (GVCs) and their rapid expansion over the past two decades has transformed the global trade environment. GVCs involve task-based trade across multiple stages of the production process that take place across a number of different countries, in which multiple inputs and exports of intermediate goods and services are necessary to produce a final good, which may also be exported. ... See More +

Working Paper 103070 FEB 20, 2015

Pathikonda,Vilas G.; Farole,Thomas Disclosed

Madagascar - Recent economic evolution : Madagascar - Evolution economique recente (French)

Macroeconomic conditions remained generally stable at end-2014. The growth rate is estimated at 3 percent, driven by extractive industry and services sector. ... See More +

Working Paper 94564 JAN 01, 2015

Disclosed

Caribbean trade report : the new trade environment and opportunities for the poor in the Caribbean (Vol. 2) : Trade matters : new opportunities for the Caribbean (English)

Trade is essential for Caribbean countries' development and poverty reduction. Given their small market size, they are dependent on exports to produce manufactured products at efficient scale. ... See More +

Working Paper 93184 JAN 01, 2015

Djiofack,Calvin Zebaze Disclosed

The labor content of exports in South Africa and Botswana – a preliminary exploration (English)

The LACEX dataset has been recently assembled to compute the (direct and indirect) value of the compensation of employees linked to exports for each sector/country/year. ... See More +

Working Paper 103072 JAN 01, 2015

Calì, Massimiliano; Hollweg,Claire Honore Disclosed

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 Disclosed

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. Disclosed

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Preferential liberalization, antidumping, and safeguards : stumbling block evidence from MERCOSUR (English)
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OCT 18, 2016 WPS7865 Policy Research 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
Moldova - Analysis of trade competitiveness (English)
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JAN 30, 2016 103995 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
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 (Numbered Series)
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
Moldova - Trade study : overview (English)
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DEC 01, 2015 ACS17523 Working Paper
Uruguay - Trade competitiveness diagnostic : Main report (English)
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OCT 01, 2015 101540 Working Paper
The role of trade in ending poverty (English)
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JUN 25, 2015 97607 Publication
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
Indicators to monitor deeper regional trade integration in Africa (English)
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MAY 28, 2015 AUS7670 Working Paper
Champions wanted : promoting exports in the Middle East and North Africa (English)
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APR 07, 2015 95681 Publication
Does input tariff reduction impact firms' exports in the presence of import tariff exemption regimes ? (English)
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APR 06, 2015 WPS7231 Policy Research Working Paper
The impact of the Syrian conflict on Lebanese trade (English)
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APR 01, 2015 96087 Working Paper
How to sustain export dynamism by reducing duality in the Dominican Republic : a World Bank trade competitiveness diagnostic (English)
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MAR 02, 2015 AUS6804 Foreign Trade, FDI, and Capital Flows Study Spanish
A capability-based assessment of GVC competitiveness for the SACU region (English)
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FEB 20, 2015 103070 Working Paper
Madagascar - Recent economic evolution : Madagascar - Evolution economique recente (French)
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JAN 01, 2015 94564 Working Paper
Caribbean trade report : the new trade environment and opportunities for the poor in the Caribbean (Vol. 2) : Trade matters : new opportunities for the Caribbean (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 93184 Working Paper
The labor content of exports in South Africa and Botswana – a preliminary exploration (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 103072 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
Trade flows and trade disputes (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 WPS6979 Policy Research Working Paper