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Chairs

Trade Topics

Year

Research

THE IMPLEMENTATION PROCESS OF THE TRADE FACILITATION AGREEMENT IN THE PACIFIC ALLIANCE

11 August 2017

The Pacific Alliance (PA) has become one of the main regional integration schemes in Latin America, with a discourse focused on actions, where trade facilitation is one of the most important elements in the work agenda. In this sense, the implementation o ...

Effects of Trade Facilitation on Sectoral Trade

9 August 2017

This contribution focuses on the analysis of the relationship between trade facilitation, transport costs and sectoral trade in developing countries. A gravity model is estimated using sectoral exports from 181 countries over the period 2004-2013. The mod ...

How the Reduction of Regulatory Barriers to Trade in Services may affect the Architecture of Global Value Chains: The Case of TISA

9 August 2017

reflecting the increasing relevance of trade in intermediates. This research ...

Aide pour le commerce et connexion aux chaînes de valeurs mondiales: Quelles leçons pour la croissance dans les pays de la CEDEA

9 August 2017

Cette contribution a pour objectif d’analyser les relations entre l’aide pour le commerce, la connectivité aux chaînes de valeurs globales et la croissance économique dans les pays de la CEDEAO. Pour y parvenir, plusieurs outils et modèles sont mobilisés ...

The Digital Creative Economy, Global Value Chains and Developing Countries: The Role of Aid for Trad in Building Connectivity and Facilitating Market Entry for Developing Countries

9 August 2017

This paper addresses the rise of the digital creative economy which is one of the defining features of the contemporary global economy given that creative content accounts for a significant share of e-commerce as well as content on mobile networks, the In ...

Provisions on Electronic Commerce in Regional Trade Agreements

14 November 2016

This paper reviews the different types of provisions explicitly addressing electronic commerce (e-commerce) in regional trade agreements (RTAs). The analysis covers the 275 RTAs currently in force and notified to the WTO as of May 2017. The analysis shows ...

A Note on the Interplay among Trade Facilitation, Global value chains and Income Inequality

1 October 2016

1.Motivation: The increasing relevance of time as a trade barrier; 2.The relationship between time and Global Value Chains (capital intensive goods are more sensitive to time); 3.Can the TFA promote a new wave of fragmentation?; 4.How the TFA is likely to ...

THE IMPACT OF THE RECYCLING INDUSTRY ON POVERTY LEVELS IN SOUTH AFRICA’S INFORMAL ECONOMY: A CASE STUDY OF WASTE PICKERS IN PRETORIA

1 October 2016

South Africa is gripped by high and rising levels of unemployment and poverty, which have conspired to create a society that is one of the most unequal in the world today. This is not helped by the fact that the troubled global and local economies are squ ...

Impact of Regional Integration on Inclusive Trade Liberalisation, Competitiveness and Welfare: The Case of Turkey-EU Customs Union

1 October 2016

A presentation has been made by the WTO Chairs program Turkey Chair on "Impact of Regional Integration on Inclusive Trade Liberalisation, Competitiveness and Welfare: The Case of Turkey-EU Customs Union”. The prupose of the study is to analyse the pr ...

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

1 June 2016

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 ...

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