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Proposals for WTO reform : a synthesis and assessment (English)

This paper summarizes the major arguments and proposals to reform the modus operandi of the World Trade Organization --including decision-making procedures, negotiating modalities, and dispute settlement. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5525 JAN 01, 2011

Hoekman, Bernard

EU accession : norms and incentives (English)

The European Union (EU) is one of the most successful examples in recent times of the peaceful regional expansion of prosperity and stability through institutional structures and shared resources. ... See More +

Working Paper 63202 JAN 01, 2011

Glencorse, Blair; Lockhart, Clare

Ethiopia - Private Sector Development Capacity Building Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 59162 NOV 01, 2010

Russian trade and foreign direct investment policy at the crossroads (English)

This paper summarizes the estimates of what Russia will get from World Trade Organization accession and why. A key finding is the estimate that Russia will gain about $53 billion per year in the medium term from World Trade Organization accession and $177 billion per year in the long term, due largely to its own commitments to reform its own business services sectors. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5255 MAR 01, 2010

Tarr, David; Volchkova, Natalya

Developing countries, dispute settlement, and the advisory centre on WTO law (English)

Critical appraisals of the current and potential benefits from developing country engagement in the World Trade Organization (WTO) focus mainly on the Doha Round of negotiations. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5168 JAN 01, 2010

Bown, Chad P.; McCulloch, Rachel

Everything you always wanted to know about wto accession (but were afraid to ask) (English)

In this paper, the authors explore the complex, long, and unique process of accession to the World Trade Organization, with its intertwined economic, legal, and political dimensions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5116 NOV 01, 2009

Cattaneo, Olivier; Braga, Carlos A. Primo

Managing trade policy during the economic crisis (English)

The global economic crisis has triggered rapid responses by governments worldwide to counteract its domestic effects, through fiscal stimulus packages, expansionary monetary policies, and financial bailouts. ... See More +

Brief 51630 JUL 01, 2009

Saez, Sebastian;

Russian WTO accession : what has been accomplished, what can be expected (English)

This paper summarizes the principal reform commitments that Russia has undertaken as part of its World Trade Organization (WTO) accession negotiations, providing detailed assessments in banking, insurance, and agriculture. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4428 DEC 01, 2007

Tarr, David

Developing countries and enforcement of trade agreements : why dispute settlement is not enough (English)

Poor countries are rarely challenged in formal World Trade Organization trade disputes for failing to live up to commitments, reducing the benefits of their participation in international trade agreements. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4450 DEC 01, 2007

Bown, Chad P.; Bernard M., Hoekman

Financial services and trade agreements in Latin America and the Caribbean : an overview (English)

The authors review the international framework governing trade in financial services, describe the treatment of financial services in recent trade agreements involving Latin America and Caribbean countries, and analyze the liberalization commitments made in three selected country case studies-Chile, Colombia, and Costa Rica. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4181 APR 01, 2007

Goncalves, Marilyne Pereira; Stephanou, Constantinos

Vietnam - Country Partnership Strategy : chairmanapos;s concluding remarks (English)

Board Summary 38559 FEB 01, 2007

Reforming agricultural trade for developing countries (Vol. 2) : Quantifyng the impact of multilateral trade reform (English)

Reforming agricultural trade for developing countries is a two-volume set. The first volume is subtitled Key issues for a pro- development outcome of the Doha Round, and it is focused on specific concerns that are being encountered in the agricultural negotiations, and on strategies for dealing with them to arrive at a final agreement that will significantly spur growth and reduce poverty in developing countries. ... See More +

Publication 38078 JAN 01, 2007

McCalla, Alex F. [editor]; Nash, John [editor]

Beyond Transition 18 (4) (English)

Theme of this issue is Central Asia and how regional cooperation with neighbors can help these land locked countries succeed. The states have been pretty good at keeping tensions from turning violent by Marta Brill Olcott. ... See More +

Newsletter 39643 DEC 01, 2006

Pomfret, Richard; Grafe, Clemens; Raiser, Martin; Sakatsume, Toshiaki; Jensen, Jesper; Tarr, David; De Tray, Dennis; Shemyakina, Olga; Hoffman, Jariya; Hamilton, Ellen; Kessides, Christine; Baharoglu, Deniz; Denning, Bill; Kolev, Alexandre; Lomaia, Maka; Mogilevsky, Roman; Makhmoutova, Meruert; Radosevic, Slavo; Myrzakhmet, Marat; Svitkova, Katarina; Kowalski, Przemyslaw; Sheperd, Ben; Dihel, Nora; Eschenbach, Felix Russian

Services policies in transition economies : on the European Union and the World Trade Organization as commitment mechanisms (English)

The authors analyze the extent to which the EU-15 and 16 transition economies used the WTO General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) to commit to service sector policy reforms. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3951 JUN 01, 2006

Eschenbach, Felix; Hoekman, Bernard

Handbook and trade policy and WTO accession for development in Russia and the CIS (Russian)

This paper first explains the potential importance of World Trade Organization (WTO) accession as a development tool, and discusses the recent successful development models and the role of trade policy in their development. ... See More +

Publication 37011 JAN 01, 2006

Tazza, David G. [editor]

Agricultural trade reform and the Doha development agenda (English)

Agriculture is yet again causing contention in international trade negotiations. It caused long delays to the Uruguay Round in the late 1980s and 1990s, and it is again proving to be the major stumbling block in the World Trade Organizationapos;s (WTO) Doha Round of multilateral trade negotiations (formally known as the Doha Development Agenda, or DDA). ... See More +

Publication 34206 NOV 01, 2005

Anderson, Kym [editor]; Martin, Will [editor]; Hertel, Thomas W.; Keeney, Roman; Josling, Tim; de Gorter, Harry; Kliauga, Erika; Bouet, Antoine; Fontagne, Lionel; Jean, Sebastien; Hoekman, Bernard; Messerlin, Patrick; Hart, Chad E.; Beghin, John C.; Jensen, Hans G.; Zobbe, Henrick; Sumner, Daniel A.; Orden, David; Diaz-Bonilla, Eugenio; van der Mensbrugghe, Dominique; Anderson, Kym; Martin, Will

The impact on Russia of WTO accession and the Doha agenda : the importance of liberalization of barriers against foreign direct investment in services for growth and poverty reduction (English)

Taking price changes from the Global Trade Analysis Project (GTAP) model of world trade, the authors use a small open economy computable general equilibrium comparative static model of the Russian economy to assess the impact of global free trade and a successful completion of the Doha Agenda on the Russian economy, and especially on the poor. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3725 OCT 01, 2005

Rutherford, Thomas; Tarr, David; Shepotylo, Oleksandr

Introduction and summary to the Handbook of Trade Policy and WTO Accession for Development in Russia and the CIS (English)

This paper is the introduction and summary chapter of the 43 chapter volume entitled Handbook of Trade Policy and WTO Accession for Development in Russia and the CIS. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3726 OCT 01, 2005

Tarr, David; Navaretti, Giorgio Barba

Ethiopia - Private Sector Development Capacity Building Project (English)

Procurement Plan 33489 AUG 31, 2005

Compulsory licensing for public health - a guide and model documents for implementation of the Doha Declaration Paragraph 6 Decision (English)

The Doha Declaration on the TRIPS Agreement and Public Health recognized that developing countries with insufficient, or no manufacturing capacity in the pharmaceutical sector could face difficulties in making effective use of compulsory licensing under the TRIPS Agreement. ... See More +

Publication 33426 JUL 01, 2005

Abbott, Frederick M.; Van Puymbroeck, Rudolf V.

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Proposals for WTO reform : a synthesis and assessment (English)
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JAN 01, 2011 WPS5525 Policy Research Working Paper
EU accession : norms and incentives (English)
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JAN 01, 2011 63202 Working Paper
Ethiopia - Private Sector Development Capacity Building Project : procurement plan (English)
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NOV 01, 2010 59162 Procurement Plan
Russian trade and foreign direct investment policy at the crossroads (English)
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MAR 01, 2010 WPS5255 Policy Research Working Paper
Developing countries, dispute settlement, and the advisory centre on WTO law (English)
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JAN 01, 2010 WPS5168 Policy Research Working Paper
Everything you always wanted to know about wto accession (but were afraid to ask) (English)
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NOV 01, 2009 WPS5116 Policy Research Working Paper
Managing trade policy during the economic crisis (English)
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JUL 01, 2009 51630 Brief
Russian WTO accession : what has been accomplished, what can be expected (English)
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DEC 01, 2007 WPS4428 Policy Research Working Paper
Developing countries and enforcement of trade agreements : why dispute settlement is not enough (English)
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DEC 01, 2007 WPS4450 Policy Research Working Paper
Financial services and trade agreements in Latin America and the Caribbean : an overview (English)
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APR 01, 2007 WPS4181 Policy Research Working Paper
Vietnam - Country Partnership Strategy : chairmanapos;s concluding remarks (English)
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FEB 01, 2007 38559 Board Summary
Reforming agricultural trade for developing countries (Vol. 2) : Quantifyng the impact of multilateral trade reform (English)
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JAN 01, 2007 38078 Publication
Beyond Transition 18 (4) (English)
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DEC 01, 2006 39643 Newsletter Russian
Services policies in transition economies : on the European Union and the World Trade Organization as commitment mechanisms (English)
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JUN 01, 2006 WPS3951 Policy Research Working Paper
Handbook and trade policy and WTO accession for development in Russia and the CIS (Russian)
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JAN 01, 2006 37011 Publication
Agricultural trade reform and the Doha development agenda (English)
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NOV 01, 2005 34206 Publication
The impact on Russia of WTO accession and the Doha agenda : the importance of liberalization of barriers against foreign direct investment in services for growth and poverty reduction (English)
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OCT 01, 2005 WPS3725 Policy Research Working Paper
Introduction and summary to the Handbook of Trade Policy and WTO Accession for Development in Russia and the CIS (English)
See More +
OCT 01, 2005 WPS3726 Policy Research Working Paper
Ethiopia - Private Sector Development Capacity Building Project (English)
See More +
AUG 31, 2005 33489 Procurement Plan
Compulsory licensing for public health - a guide and model documents for implementation of the Doha Declaration Paragraph 6 Decision (English)
See More +
JUL 01, 2005 33426 Publication