Publications & Documents


  • 20-February-2009

    English, , 795kb

    Informal Cross-Border Trade and Trade Facilitation Reform in Sub-Saharan Africa

    This study examines the extent and nature of informal cross-border trade in selected Sub-Saharan African countries and identifies which trade facilitation measures have the potential to encourage traders to switch from informal to formal trade.

  • 13-February-2009

    English, , 381kb

    Assessing barriers to trade in services in the MENA region

    Significant regulatory reforms have taken place in the service sectors of Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon and Morocco over the last decade, but a broad range of restrictions still remain.

  • 12-February-2009

    English

    Overcoming Border Bottlenecks: The Costs and Benefits of Trade Facilitation

    Six studies that examine how border bottlenecks affect trade and investment flows, how these bottlenecks might be reduced, and whether the expense involved is worth it.

  • 12-February-2009

    English

    Modifications to the Arrangement on Officially Supported Export Credits

    Following the 105th Participants Meeting which took place on the 21st January 2009, the Participants to the Arrangement on Officially Supported Export Credits have agreed to some modifications to the rules of the Arrangement.

  • 6-February-2009

    English, , 655kb

    The Impact of Services Trade Liberalisation on Trade in Non-agricultural Products

    Trade in services contributes to a broader services supplier base that supports competitiveness in high-technology and high-value added manufacturing.

  • 5-February-2009

    English, , 324kb

    Modelling Agricultural Trade and Policy Impacts in Less Developed Countries

    The role of agricultural policies in addressing the development needs of poorer countries is high on the political agenda, for both structural reasons and as a result of recent market developments.

  • 1-February-2009

    English, , 401kb

    Interaction of Public and Private Standards in the Food Chain

    This report looks at the interface between public and private food standards in modern food chains, the role these standards play in contemporary food systems and how they interact in establishing incentives for food suppliers to provide high quality products to markets.

  • 22-January-2009

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    Recovery and Beyond: Enhancing Competitiveness to Realise Indonesia’s Trade Potential

    There is much scope for trade to enhance economic growth in Indonesia. This paper analyses Indonesian trade policy following the Asian Financial crisis, and identifies some key reforms that may help to increase competitiveness.

  • 21-January-2009

    English, , 777kb

    China's Trade and Growth: Impact on selected OECD countries

    This paper analyses China’s trade policy environment following China's entry into the WTO. It examines China's role in international processing activities and the impact of China’s integration into world’s goods and services markets on selected OECD countries using a general equilibrium mode

  • 19-January-2009

    English

    Overcoming Border Bottlenecks - The Costs and Benefits of Trade Facilitation

    International trade has grown rapidly in recent years, thanks in part to the progressive reduction of tariffs and quotas through successive rounds of multilateral trade liberalisation. However, this progress brings to light one of the remaining weak links of international trade, which prevents countries from drawing full benefits from the advantages of open global markets: border bottlenecks generated by inefficient, outdated and

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