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Central America's welfare gains depend on European openness to bananas and sugar
H. Rojas-Romagosa; L. Rivera / Institute for International and Development Economics 2007
While many agricultural products from Central America already enter duty-free into the European Union (EU) thanks to the GSP plus initiative, there remain two notable exceptions: bananas, a major Central American export, and sugar whi...
What lies ahead for the APEC transparency and trade facilitation agenda?
M. Helble; B. Shepherd; J.S. Wilson / World Bank Publications 2007
This document carries out an analysis of the gains from improving transparency in APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation). It particularly focuses on two main touchstones of policy transparency that it identifies; predictability and ...
Quotas may diversify imports instead of helping local industry
J. van Eeden; R. Sandrey / Trade Law Centre for Southern Africa 2007
South Africa imposed quotas on the importation of selected clothing lines from China to slow the trade flow of imports. This paper answers the question whether those quotas are meeting their goal. To do so, it examines the changes in ...
What is the economic case for a regional trade agreement in South Asia?
D. K. Das / Asia Research Centre, Murdoch University 2007
This paper attempts to understand the incentives for and progress towards greater economic integration among members of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC). It notes that the acceptance of the SAARC concept w...
A more flexible way to pursue trade liberalisation given the suspension of the Doha negotiations
G.O. Pasadilla / United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific 2006
The slow pace of multilateral trade negotiations has led to a spread of preferential trade agreements (PTAs) at bilateral and regional levels. This paper explores the capacity of PTAs to deliver trade liberalisation notably with regar...
ACP countries should limit preferential liberalisation towards the EU by opening up to other WTO members
P.A. Messerlin; C. Delpeuch / Groupe d'Economie Mondiale 2007
The authors criticise the Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) currently proposed by the EU to the African, Caribbean and Pacific countries (ACPs). They point out that those EPAs will prove extremely costly to the ACP economies. If ...
How can regional integration be strengthened amongst ASEAN members?
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific 2007
Focusing on development gaps among ASEAN members countries, this report evaluates ongoing initiatives for regional cooperation and identifies where these need to be strengthened and broadened in order to narrow the development gaps. ...
The damage of NAFTA for Mexico and how to increase benefits from FDI
L. Zarsky; K.P. Gallagher / Global Development and Environment Institute, Tufts University 2007
In joining the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Mexico expected a rise in foreign direct investment (FDI) that would bring environmental benefits through the growth of cleaner industry sectors, transfer of technology, and ...
Negotiator's guide to trade in services
South Centre 2007
African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries are in the midst of Economic Partnership Agreements (EPA) negotiations with the European Union (EU). Trade in services is renowned as one of the most complicated areas of these negotiatio...
Geographic barriers to economic development in Africa
W. Naudé / World Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER) 2007
How does geography impact on Africa’s economic development? This paper argues that geographical syndromes are central to Africa’s poor economic performance. It focuses on the proximity syndrome, where the cumulative result...
Items 1 to 10 of 128

Items 1 to 10 of 128

Central America's welfare gains depend on European openness to bananas and sugar
H. Rojas-Romagosa; L. Rivera / Institute for International and Development Economics 2007
While many agricultural products from Central America already enter duty-free into the European Union (EU) thanks to the GSP plus initiative, there remain two notable exceptions: bananas, a major Central American export, and sugar whi...
What lies ahead for the APEC transparency and trade facilitation agenda?
M. Helble; B. Shepherd; J.S. Wilson / World Bank Publications 2007
This document carries out an analysis of the gains from improving transparency in APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation). It particularly focuses on two main touchstones of policy transparency that it identifies; predictability and ...
Quotas may diversify imports instead of helping local industry
J. van Eeden; R. Sandrey / Trade Law Centre for Southern Africa 2007
South Africa imposed quotas on the importation of selected clothing lines from China to slow the trade flow of imports. This paper answers the question whether those quotas are meeting their goal. To do so, it examines the changes in ...
What is the economic case for a regional trade agreement in South Asia?
D. K. Das / Asia Research Centre, Murdoch University 2007
This paper attempts to understand the incentives for and progress towards greater economic integration among members of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC). It notes that the acceptance of the SAARC concept w...
A more flexible way to pursue trade liberalisation given the suspension of the Doha negotiations
G.O. Pasadilla / United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific 2006
The slow pace of multilateral trade negotiations has led to a spread of preferential trade agreements (PTAs) at bilateral and regional levels. This paper explores the capacity of PTAs to deliver trade liberalisation notably with regar...
ACP countries should limit preferential liberalisation towards the EU by opening up to other WTO members
P.A. Messerlin; C. Delpeuch / Groupe d'Economie Mondiale 2007
The authors criticise the Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) currently proposed by the EU to the African, Caribbean and Pacific countries (ACPs). They point out that those EPAs will prove extremely costly to the ACP economies. If ...
How can regional integration be strengthened amongst ASEAN members?
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific 2007
Focusing on development gaps among ASEAN members countries, this report evaluates ongoing initiatives for regional cooperation and identifies where these need to be strengthened and broadened in order to narrow the development gaps. ...
The damage of NAFTA for Mexico and how to increase benefits from FDI
L. Zarsky; K.P. Gallagher / Global Development and Environment Institute, Tufts University 2007
In joining the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Mexico expected a rise in foreign direct investment (FDI) that would bring environmental benefits through the growth of cleaner industry sectors, transfer of technology, and ...
Negotiator's guide to trade in services
South Centre 2007
African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries are in the midst of Economic Partnership Agreements (EPA) negotiations with the European Union (EU). Trade in services is renowned as one of the most complicated areas of these negotiatio...
Geographic barriers to economic development in Africa
W. Naudé / World Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER) 2007
How does geography impact on Africa’s economic development? This paper argues that geographical syndromes are central to Africa’s poor economic performance. It focuses on the proximity syndrome, where the cumulative result...
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