African Perspectives on Trade and the WTO

Author: Patrick Low
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107174474
Release Date: 2016-09-29
Genre: Law

Twenty-first century Africa is in a process of economic transformation, but challenges remain in areas such as structural reform, governance, commodity pricing and geopolitics. This book looks into key questions facing the continent, such as how Africa can achieve deeper integration into the rules-based multilateral trading system and the global economy. It provides a range of perspectives on the future of the multilateral trading system and Africa's participation in global trade and underlines the supportive roles that can be played by multilateral and regional institutions during such a rapid and uncertain transition. This volume is based on contributions to the Fourth China Round Table on WTO Accessions and the Multilateral Trading System, which took place just before the World Trade Organization's Tenth Ministerial Conference in Nairobi in December 2015.

Africa and the World

Author: Dawn Nagar
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319625904
Release Date: 2017-10-25
Genre: Political Science

This book probes key issues pertaining to Africa’s relations with global actors. It provides a comprehensive trajectory of Africa’s relations with key bilateral and major multilateral actors, assessing how the Cold War affected the African state systems’ political policies, its economies, and its security. Taken together, the essays in this volume provide a collective understanding of Africa’s drive to improve the capacity of its state of global affairs, and assess whether it is in fact able to do so.

Trade Multilateralism in the Twenty First Century

Author: Alexei Kireyev
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781108421287
Release Date: 2018-02-28
Genre: Law

The book explores the impact of recent WTO accession experiences on the development of the multilateral trading system.

Trade Multilateralism in the Twenty First Century

Author: Alexei Kireyev
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781108421287
Release Date: 2018-02-28
Genre: Law

The book explores the impact of recent WTO accession experiences on the development of the multilateral trading system.

The Ashgate Research Companion to International Trade Policy

Author: Kenneth Heydon
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317043089
Release Date: 2016-03-16
Genre: Business & Economics

This volume provides a state of the art review of current thinking on the full range of trade policy issues, addressing the economic and political dimensions of international trade policy. The volume contains a systematic examination of: - specific trade policy instruments (such as tariffs, non-tariff barriers and trade rules) - sectoral concerns (in agriculture, manufacturing and services) - trade linkages (to issues such as the environment and labour standards) - systemic considerations (what role for the WTO?) The organising theme of the volume is that open markets for trade and investment yield large potential gains in human welfare as long as trade policy is conducted as an integral part of broader domestic economic management and regulatory reform, and as long as the particular challenges facing developing countries are effectively addressed. This 'case' is presented on the basis of rigorous analysis of first principles and of empirical experience among key trading nations. An integrated set of original and comprehensive perspectives from a diverse group of experts, linked by a common organisational thread. The contributing authors create an ideal mix of internationally recognised experts together with younger specialists making their mark in trade policy analysis; academics as well as trade policy practitioners; and representatives of both developed and developing countries.

Global Value Chains in a Changing World

Author: Deborah Kay Elms
Publisher:
ISBN: 9287038821
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Business & Economics

A collection of papers by some of the world's leading specialists on global value chains (GVCs). It examines how GVCs have evolved and the challenges they face in a rapidly changing world. The approach is multi-disciplinary, with contributions from economists, political scientists, supply chain management specialists, practitioners and policy-makers. Co-published with the Fung Global Institute and the Temasek

Better Neighbors

Author: Chad P. Bown
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 9781464809781
Release Date: 2017-03-15
Genre: Business & Economics

This book proposes a renewal of 'Open Regionalism' in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) aimed at achieving the region's goals of high growth with stability. The LAC region experienced a growth spurt with equity during the first decade of the 21st Century. It is well understood that an unsustainable demand boom fueled by terms-of-trade improvements drove this growth acceleration episode, especially in South America. Unfortunately, terms of trade are no longer fueling growth, and the region’s policymakers are in search of new sources of growth with stability. With the experience of East Asia and the Pacific in mind, many policymakers in LAC are looking to international economic ties as a potential source of stable growth. The challenge highlighted in this book lies in designing an integration agenda comprising trade and factor market integration that is conducive to region-wide efficiency gains, which can help LAC enhance its global competitiveness. The forces of geography imply that pro-growth global integration cannot be achieved without building a strong neighborhood. Thus, this volume argues that LAC's regional economic integration agenda needs to go well beyond the current spaghetti bowl of preferential trading arrangements.

The Legal Texts

Author: World Trade Organization
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521785804
Release Date: 1999-11-25
Genre: Business & Economics

Contains GATT, GATS, TRIPS, the new dispute settlement procedures and the legal framework of the WTO.

Economic Development in Africa Report 2018

Author: United Nations
Publisher: UN
ISBN: 9211129249
Release Date: 2018-07-15
Genre:

The EDAR 2018 titled "Migration and Structural Transformation in Africa" highlights how intra-African migration is of relevance to the agenda for regional and continental integration and shows that there are still many knowledge gaps, including on the relationship between migration, economic and trade policies. The report seeks to remedy these gaps by drawing on a combination of quantitative and qualitative methods, global datasets, household surveys and sectoral level data to derive stylized facts about patterns of intra-African migration and channels through which they affect socio-economic development outcomes in Africa. This report innovatively adopts a human-centered narrative in identifying opportunities for absorption of extra labour in different sectors across the continent. The findings offer new insights for African governments as well as for migration stakeholders outside the continent.

WTO Accessions and Trade Multilateralism

Author: Uri Dadush
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107093362
Release Date: 2015-09-30
Genre: Law

An examination of how WTO accession negotiations have expanded the reach of the multilateral trading system both geographically and conceptually.

China and the WTO

Author: Deepak Bhattasali
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 082138371X
Release Date: 2004-07-09
Genre: Business & Economics

China's accession to the WTO requires a great many specific policy reforms. However, if the best results are to be obtained, it is important that these reforms be implemented as part of a consistent development program, rather than simply by treating them as a recipe. To do this, policy makers must understand the range and nature of the policy changes required by accession, their implications for the economy, and the availability and effects of supporting policies. 'China and the WTO' analyzes the nature of the reforms involved in China's accession to the WTO, assesses their implications for the world economy, and examines the implications for individual households, particularly the poor. Its key objective is to provide the information that will allow policy makers to implement WTO commitments and formulate supporting policies to contribute strongly to economic development and poverty reduction. Individual chapters by leading scholars analyze the nature of the reforms in key areas, such as agriculture, services, intellectual property and safeguards and anti-dumping. These chapters form the building blocks for later chapters which analyze the implications of reform for the economy. The book also includes a series of studies that assess the implications for households, taking into account the social safety net policies applying in China, and the impacts of complementary policies in areas such as labor market reform and investments in human capital. Of interest to policymakers, academe and students studying international trade issues and to practitioners in the area of trade and development, 'China and the WTO' is a valuable addition to the wealth of information provided by the World Bank Trade and Development Series.

Special Economic Zones in Africa

Author: Thomas Farole
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 9780821386392
Release Date: 2011-01-01
Genre: Business & Economics

"This book, designed for policymakers, academics and researchers, and SEZ program practitioners, provides the first systematic and comprehensive analysis of SEZ programs in Sub-Saharan Africa. It is the result of detailed surveys and case studies conducted during 2009 in ten developing countries, including six in Sub-Saharan Africa. The book provides quantitative evidence of the performance of SEZs, and of the factors which contribute to that performance, highlighting the critical importance not just of the SEZ itself but of the wider national investment climate in which it functions. It also provides a comprehensive guide to the key policy questions that confront governments establishing SEZ programs, including: if and when to launch an SEZ program, what form of SEZ is most appropriate, and how to go about implementing it. Among the most important findings from the study that is stressed in the book is the shift from traditional enclave models of zones to SEZs that are integrated ? with national trade and industrial strategies, with core trade and social infrastructure, with domestic suppliers, and with local labor markets.Although the book focuses primarily on the experience of Sub-Saharan Africa, its lessons will be applicable to developing countries around the world."

Trade Patterns and Global Value Chains in East Asia

Author: World Trade Organization
Publisher:
ISBN: UCSD:31822039389416
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Business & Economics

The increasing internationalization of supply chains is challenging our interpretation of conventional trade statistics, as traditional concepts such as country of origin or the distinction between goods and services become blurred. This publication, jointly produced by the WTO and the Institute of Developing Economies-Japan External Trade Organization (IDE-JETRO), focuses on the factors that have helped to shape global productions.

World Trade Statistical Review 2017

Author: World Trade Organization
Publisher:
ISBN: 9287041512
Release Date: 2017-10-30
Genre: Business & Economics

This new publication replaces the WTO's annual flagship publication, "International Trade Statistics." "Statistical Review of International Trade 2017" provides a detailed analysis of the latest developments in world trade. It serves as an invaluable reference tool for researchers, policy makers and anyone interested in international trade.