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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 Tunisia's global integration : reforms options in the context of deeper integration with the EU (Vol. 1 of 2) : 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

The trade-reducing effects of restrictions on liner shipping (English)

This paper examines how policy governing the liner shipping sector affects maritime transport costs and seaborne trade flows. The paper uses a novel data set and finds that restrictions, particularly on foreign investment, increase maritime transport costs, strongly but unevenly. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6921 JUN 01, 2014

Bertho, Fabien; Borchert, Ingo; Mattoo, Aaditya

Trade and cities (English)

Many developing countries display remarkably high degrees of urban concentration that are incommensurate with their levels of urbanization. The cost of excessively high levels of urban concentration can be very high in terms of overpopulation, congestion, and productivity growth. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6913 JUN 01, 2014

Karayalcin, Cem; Yilmazkuday, Hakan

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

Trade and shared prosperity in the Caribbean region (English)

This policy note is based on the seven chapters of the Caribbean trade report, The New Trade Environment and Shared Prosperity in the Caribbean, prepared by the World Bank for the Caribbean Growth Forum. ... See More +

Working Paper 89424 JUN 01, 2014

The new trade environment and trade performance in the Caribbean (English)

Caribbean countries face a rapidly changing trade environment, which presents both opportunities and challenges for economies highly dependent on external markets. ... See More +

Working Paper 89532 JUN 01, 2014

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 Rica’s trade with the United States. ... See More +

Working Paper 89693 JUN 01, 2014

Jaramillo, Carlos Felipe

The domestic segment of global supply chains in China under state capitalism (English)

This paper proposes methods to incorporate firm heterogeneity in the standard input-output table-based approach to portray the domestic segment of global value chains in a country. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6960 JUN 01, 2014

Tang, Heiwai; Wang, Fei; Wang, Zhi

The impact of rising Chinese trade and development assistance in West Africa : The impact of rising Chinese trade and development assistance in West Africa (English)

The rapid economic rise of China over the last twenty years has sustained high global demand and prices for primary commodities such as oil and minerals, greatly benefitting Sub-Saharan (SSA) African countries. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 88349 MAY 23, 2014

Pigato, Miria; Gourdon, Julien

Daily economic news (English)

Some of the headings included in this issue of the Development Economics Prospects Group (DECPG) daily economics and financial market commentary newsletter are as follows: financial markets; high-income economies; and developing economies in East Asia and Pacific. ... See More +

Newsletter 88312 MAY 16, 2014

Chen, Derek; Kambou, Gerard; Kim, Eung Ju

Turkey - Trading up to high income : country economic memorandum (English)

Turkish exporters substantially broadened market reach, exporting to 137 countries at present, up from 90 in 2000. Turkey's global market share rose substantially from 0.55 percent of global imports in 2002 to 0.82 percent in 2012. ... See More +

Country Economic Memorandum 82307 MAY 05, 2014

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

Malawi - Diagnostic trade integration study (DTIS) update : reducing trade costs to promote competitiveness and inclusive growth (English)

The diagnostic trade integration study (DTIS) update identifies the trade related constraints holding back Malawi from diversifying and deepening its production base, and increasing trade. ... See More +

Working Paper ACS7534 MAR 25, 2014

Hoppe, Mombert; Kirk, Robert; Dihel, Nora; Hall, Alan; Keyser, John; Gondwe, Temwa; Mangelsdorf, Axel; Fernandes, Ana; Maoni, Felix; Chamkakala, Masuako; Said, Jonathan; Ziyendammanja, Deliwe; Glazer, Tamara

DECPG daily economics and financial market commentary (English)

Some of the headings included in this issue of the Development Economics Prospects Group (DECPG) daily economics and financial market commentary newsletter are as follows: financial markets; high-income economies; and developing economies in East Asia and Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean, and South Asia. ... See More +

Newsletter 87361 MAR 11, 2014

Chen, Derek; Kambou, Gerard; Kim, Eung Ju

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

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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 Tunisia's global integration : reforms options in the context of deeper integration with the EU (Vol. 1 of 2) : 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
The trade-reducing effects of restrictions on liner shipping (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 WPS6921 Policy Research Working Paper
Trade and cities (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 WPS6913 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)
Trade and shared prosperity in the Caribbean region (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 89424 Working Paper
The new trade environment and trade performance in the Caribbean (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 89532 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 89693 Working Paper
The domestic segment of global supply chains in China under state capitalism (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 WPS6960 Policy Research Working Paper
The impact of rising Chinese trade and development assistance in West Africa : The impact of rising Chinese trade and development assistance in West Africa (English)
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MAY 23, 2014 88349 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Daily economic news (English)
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MAY 16, 2014 88312 Newsletter
Turkey - Trading up to high income : country economic memorandum (English)
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MAY 05, 2014 82307 Country Economic Memorandum
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
Malawi - Diagnostic trade integration study (DTIS) update : reducing trade costs to promote competitiveness and inclusive growth (English)
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MAR 25, 2014 ACS7534 Working Paper
DECPG daily economics and financial market commentary (English)
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MAR 11, 2014 87361 Newsletter
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