Working Papers

  • 9-December-2009


    Binding constraints to trade expansion: aid for trade objectives and diagnostic tools

    This paper shows that the most common objectives of aid for trade projects have a strong economic underpinning and sets forth strategies to identify the most binding constraints to trade expansion.

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  • 3-novembre-2009


    Trade in Intermediate Goods and Services

    A higher share of imported inputs leads to productivity gains in domestic industries and reduces inefficiencies in the use of technology, according to this study of international trade in intermediate goods and services.

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  • 2-novembre-2009

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    Le point sur les couts des echanges : le transport maritime et son effet sur les echanges agricoles

    Les coûts du transport maritime ont un effet significatif sur les échanges de biens agricoles. Ces coûts représentent une proportion élevée de la valeur des produits agricoles importés, 10% en moyenne, ce qui est un niveau similaire à celui des barrières douanières agricoles

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  • 1-novembre-2009

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    Cadre d’analyse coût-avantages pour l’évaluation des mesures non tarifaires s’appliquant aux échanges agroalimentaires

    Ce rapport présente un cadre conceptuel pour l’évaluation des coûts et bénéfices associés aux mesures non tarifaires s'appliquant aux échanges agroalimentaires. Il permet une évaluation comparative basée sur les faits des diverses approches réglementaires.

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  • 9-October-2009

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    Clarifying Trade Costs: Maritime Transport and its Effect on Agricultural Trade

    Maritime transport costs have a significant impact on the trade in agricultural goods. Maritime transport costs represent a high proportion of the imported value of agricultural products -- 10% on average, which is a similar level of magnitude as agricultural tariffs.

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  • 21-August-2009

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    South Africa's Trade and Growth

    This paper examines key trade and trade related issues facing South Africa and describes South Africa’s re-entry into the global trade architecture and its economic growth in the context of its trade performance.

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  • 21-August-2009

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    Economic Impacts of the Phase-Out in 2005 of Quantitative Restrictions Under The Agreement on Textiles and Clothing

    This paper discusses the economic impacts of the phase-out of the Multi-Fibre Arrangement (MFA), which was provided for under the 1994 Agreement on Textiles and Clothing (ATC).

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  • 21-August-2009

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    India’s Trade Integration, Realising the Potential

    This study examines economic implications of India’s trade and trade policy reforms during the period from 1990 to 2007. It first describes India’s economic growth and the composition and performance of its trade at the product and broad sector level.

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  • 1-août-2009

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    Incidences sur les échanges et les politiques commerciales des différentes réponses apportées par les pouvoirs publics aux préoccupations de la société

    Les préoccupations sociales relatives à l'agriculture ont un rôle important dans l'évolution des politiques nationales, avec des conséquences pour les échanges et les relations internationales. Cette étude les examine au niveau national et dans le cadre des dispositions de l'OMC.

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  • 28-July-2009

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    Vertical Trade, Trade Costs and FDI

    Firms find advantages in sourcing inputs from abroad and in fragmenting their production process. This report describes and illustrates new firm strategies of vertical specialisation and explores the trade policy implications of new patterns of trade and investment.

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