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More inclusive trade: a new global imperative

30 October 2017

Contrary to popular belief, globalisation is not the primary cause of job losses in the world today. In fact, trade and investment have been vital instruments in stimulating economic growth, particularly in the developing countries, and lifting millions o ... what?

30 October 2017

Now that the news of the UK’s intention to leave the European Union has begun to sink in around the world, many questions are circulating about the likely nature and timing of the split, and the impact of Brexit on global and regional dynamics. Author(s): ...

Zimbabwe-South Africa relations under pressure: An eye for and eye or turn the other cheek?

30 October 2017

policies has risen. This research document looks specifically into some ... on South-Africa-Zimbabwe trade relations and policy. The research document also examines ...

The paradigm shift in global trade relations – implications for South Africa’s industrial and trade policies

30 October 2017

As production becomes increasingly dispersed around the world with the growing allegiance to regional and global value chains (R/GVCs), many countries are under pressure to rethink their industrial and trade policies. Aligning industrial and trade policie ...

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 ...

Oman’s Fish Exports to the EU: Do SPS Measures Matter?

11 August 2017

Oman’s fish exports to the EU have been experiencing a declining trend since mid-2000s. This paper investigates whether the SPS measures adopted by the EU affect Oman’s fish exports to European markets. The results obtained from the dynamic unbalanced pan ...

The use of futures prices and options by Oman to manage wheat import price variability

11 August 2017

The objective of this paper is to evaluate whether using financial instruments such as commodity hedging using futures and options would help Oman to improve risk management in wheat imports. Around 61% of wheat imports by Oman during the period covered b ...

L’export au service de la transformation structurelle au Maroc: Quel rôle pour l’aide au commerce?

11 August 2017

L’export au service de la transformation structurelle au Maroc: Quel rôle pour l’aide au commerce? Azeddine Ghoufrane Nabil Boubrahimi Marouane Raïssi Author(s): Azeddine Ghoufrane Yes Morocco L'export au service de la transformation structurelle au ...

Assessment of Diverse International Trade Facilitation Measures: The Case of Jordan and Hong Kong

11 August 2017

of the WTO, of which Jordan belongs. In this research, the WTO TFA and other ...

Socio-economic and Political Structure of Risk in Trade: Cases from Yogyakarta/Indonesia Export-Oriented SME (Small and Medium Enterprise) Clusters in Tourism and Handicraft/Furniture Industries

11 August 2017

Despite resiliency in meeting challenges of past and recent economic crises as well as major natural disasters (Arfani and Hapsari 2013), Indonesia’s export-oriented small and medium enterprises (SMEs) —such as the ones forming the three clusters in Yogya ...