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Connectivity through services: the case for a focused services trade strategy for South Africa

11 August 2017

This paper aims to address some of South Africa’s shortcomings in its services trade by presenting a broad strategy that provides an overarching framework for South Africa’s trade activities in the services arena. The paper places particular emphasis on t ...

Subvention du MCA et Réformes Portuaires au Bénin: une Analyse des Effets de Facilitation des Echanges.

11 August 2017

En 2006, le Bénin a bénéficié de l’initiative du Gouvernement américain, le Programme Millenium Challenge Account (MCA): la principale composante du Programme reste le "Projet Accès aux Marchés" avec plus de 61% des subventions orientées vers un ...

The Trade Facilitation Agreement and its Impacts to the Brazilian Transformation Industry

11 August 2017

Trade facilitation has been in WTO agenda since 1996 and only in 2013 WTO Members were able to conclude an agreement to deal with that important issue to guarantee a freer international trade. From a marginal topic in the Doha Round negotiations, trade fa ...

A Case Study of Trade Facilitation Measures of the China(Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone

2 October 2018

29 September, 2013, the China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone (Shanghai FTZ) was officially launched, soon after the State Council of the People's Republic of China (hereinafter referred to as the State Council) released the Framework Plan for the C ...

Projet de Contribution à « l’AFT Side event 2015 » portant sur: Aide pour le commerce au service de la facilitation des échanges: expérience marocaine

11 August 2017

La facilitation commerciale a toujours été considéré comme un facteur déterminant de l’intégration régionale et du développement du commerce aux niveaux tant national qu'international. Elle est tributaire d’un ensemble de conditions à savoir des infr ...

Possible trade facilitating and regional value chains promoting effects of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU)

11 August 2017

The EAEU came into force on January 1, 2015. In comparison with previously existing Customs Union of Russian Federation, Republic of Belarus and Republic of Kazakhstan it also encompasses Republic Armenia. Kyrgyzstan is expected to join the club in the ne ...

Streamlining South Africa’s Export Development Efforts in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Decision Support Model Approach

11 August 2017

Given its abundant natural resources and accelerating consumer-driven growth, Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) has much to offer investors and traders. Yet SSA remains weakly integrated into global and regional value chains due to, among other things, geographica ...

An estimation of tariff pass-through in Tunisia

11 August 2017

In this paper we evaluate the extent to which changes in tariffs and in international prices are transmitted into consumer prices in Tunisia over the period 2000 to 2008. A pass-through equation is estimated using sectoral panel data at the retail-product ...

Exploratory Study on the Impact of Food and Fuel Prices on Poverty in Food Import Dependent and Oil Exporting Economies: The Case of Sultanate of Oman

16 November 2018

The drastic drop in fuel prices and the resulting fiscal constraints have compelled oil exporting countries to phase down fuel subsidies. This study with use of a simulation model developed by the World Bank has estimated the impact of increase in fuel pr ...


11 August 2017

In this work, we are interested in the trade potential between Morocco and his African partners. To do this, in the first part, we analyzed the structure of foreign trade of Morocco and that of its main partner in West Africa (Senegal), and the nature of ...