International Trade Working Paper

Tracking Sustainability in Free Trade Agreements
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2413-3175 (online)
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10.14217/24133175
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The International Trade Working Paper series promptly documents and disseminates reviews, analytical work and think-pieces to facilitate the exchange of ideas and to stimulate debates and discussions on issues that are of interest to developing countries in general and Commonwealth members in particular. The issues considered in the papers may be evolving in nature, leading to further work and refinement at a later stage.
 
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  N° 2017/01   23 Mar 2017
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Tracking Sustainability in Free Trade Agreements
Fabrizio Meliado
The scale of the challenge posed by the recent universal adoption of the 2030 Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in relation to the achievement of economic, social and environmental objectives is formidable. In order to achieve the...
  N° 2016/26   21 Dec 2016
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Harnessing the Caribbean’s External Trade Partnerships
Edwin Laurent
In a dynamic, rapidly liberalising and fiercely competitive international environment, Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries see the pooling of their national efforts through the Caribbean Single Market and Economy as a central plank for overcoming...
  N° 2016/25   23 Sep 2016
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Value Chains and Connectivity in Sub-Saharan Africa
Ben Shepherd
This paper examines global value chain (GVC) activity in Sub-Saharan Africa, through the lens of newly assembled data on value added trade. It finds that GVC participation is quite weak by world standards. Although there are emerging intra-regional...
  N° 2016/24   23 Sep 2016
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Value Chains and Connectivity in the Caribbean
Ben Shepherd
This paper examines global value chain (GVC) activity in the Caribbean, through the lens of newly assembled data on value added trade. It finds that GVC participation is quite weak by world standards. Moreover, connections with the large regional...
  N° 2016/23   23 Sep 2016
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Value Chains and Connectivity in the Pacific
Ben Shepherd
This paper examines global value chain (GVC) activity in the Pacific, through the lens of newly assembled data on value added trade. It finds that GVC participation is very weak by world standards. Connections with relatively large markets like...
  N° 2016/22   23 Sep 2016
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The Global Value Chain in Canned Tuna, the International Trade Regime and Implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14
Liam Campling
This paper examines the interaction of the international fisheries trade regime, global value chains in tuna and socio-economic development in low-income Commonwealth countries. The first section sketches the long historical relationship between...
  N° 2016/21   16 Aug 2016
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The World Trade Organization post Nairobi
Lorand Bartels
The single undertaking negotiating model, whereby consensus agreement must be reached on all issues on an agenda, has led to a stalemate in the Doha Round negotiations. This has led to some WTO members reaching the conclusion, reflected in paragraph...
  N° 2016/20   16 Aug 2016
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Post Nairobi: Perspectives on Potential New Issues in the WTO
Rashid S. Kaukab
The final paragraph of the ministerial declaration of the 10th World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial Conference, held in Nairobi, Kenya, created the possibility of bringing so-called ‘new issues’ to the WTO. Whilst the declaration does not...
  N° 2016/19   16 Aug 2016
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Advancing the Work Programme on Small Economies in the Post-Nairobi Context
Claudius Preville
The paper seeks to identify key issues and priorities for small states in the WTO in relation to advancing the Work Programme on Small Economies (WPSE), of which affirmation was made at the Nairobi Ministerial Conference. The paper provides guidance...
  N° 2016/18   21 July 2016
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Dynamic Trade Policy for Small Island Developing States
Keith Nurse
Small island developing states (SIDS) have common economic challenges and are faced with high costs for energy, infrastructure, transportation, trade logistics and public administration. These challenges are increasingly undergirded by new concerns...
  N° 2016/17   27 May 2016
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The Trade Implications of the Paris COP21 Agreement
Aaron Cosbey
This paper asks what implications the agreement to address the challenges of climate change from the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) might have for trade and investment policy in Commonwealth member countries. Whilst trade and investment are...
  N° 2016/16   27 May 2016
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Clothing Global Value Chains and Sub-Saharan Africa: Global Exports, Regional Dynamics and Industrial Development Outcomes
Cornelia Staritz, Mike Morris, Leonhard Plank
This paper assesses the export-oriented clothing industry in the five main sub-Saharan African (SSA) clothing exporter countries (Mauritius, Madagascar, Kenya, Lesotho and Swaziland). The focus is on analysing the various characteristics driving firm...
  N° 2016/15   16 Apr 2016
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The Relationship Between the WTO Agreement on Agriculture and the SCM Agreement
Lorand Bartels
Since the expiry of the ‘peace clause’ at the end of 2003, it has been unclear which obligations under the WTO SCM Agreement apply to subsidies granted to agricultural products. This is in particular important for export subsidies, which are...
  N° 2016/14   16 Apr 2016
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An Equal Seat at the Table
Olayinka Bandele
This paper examines the importance of gender equality in trade and asks if an increase in the participation of women in senior roles in trade negotiation processes can result in more gender-equitable trade outcomes. There is now well-established...
  N° 2016/13   01 Apr 2016
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Impact of Green Box Subsidies on Agricultural Productivity, Production and International Trade
Rashmi Banga
This paper provides empirical evidence on the production- and trade-distorting effects of the Green Box (GB) subsidies of developed countries. It reviews the theoretical and empirical literature, which argues that the impacts of GB subsidies on...
  N° 2016/12   25 Mar 2016
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Fostering Development of Local Communities Through the Protection of Traditional Knowledge and Origin Products
Patrick Martens, Teddy Y. Soobramanien
This paper is focused on the protection of traditional knowledge (TK), including origin products, as a means of fostering the development of local communities in developing countries. Based on case studies, it also proposes a methodological approach...
  N° 2016/11   26 Feb 2016
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Revisiting South Asian Integration
Danish A Hashim, Mohammad A. Razzaque
The paper undertakes the estimation of two alternative indicators of integration—potential trade and trade distance—by estimating the Global Gravity Model, consisting a panel data of nearly 100 largest trading partners of the world and 12–years...
  N° 2016/10   26 Feb 2016
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Delivering Inclusive Global Value Chains
Mohammad A. Razzaque, Jodie Keane
A large number of Commonwealth and Francophonie (CF) countries experience economic disadvantages in view of the interaction between small domestic markets in conjunction with unfavourable geographical location related to distance from global hubs of...
  N° 2016/09   26 Feb 2016
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The Diasporic Economy, Trade and Investment Linkages in the Commonwealth
Keith Nurse
The paper examines the relationship between the burgeoning diasporic economy and the ways in which it facilitates the growth of trade, entrepreneurship and investment between migrant sending and receiving countries in the Commonwealth. The paper...
  N° 2016/08   26 Feb 2016
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Analysis of Value Added Trade and Intermediates Exports of Commonwealth Countries and Comparator Groups
Jakob Engel
This paper provides an overview of two important aspects of value chain participation of Commonwealth countries: domestic value addition in exports and trade in intermediate goods. It compares this with global and regional trends and furthermore...
  N° 2016/07   26 Feb 2016
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Evolution of the Commonwealth Trade Network
Satish V. Ukkusuri, Rodrigo Mesa-Arango, Badri Narayanan, Arif Mohaimin Sadri, Xinwu Qian
This paper studies the evolution of the Commonwealth trade network and considers the interrelationship between Commonwealth member countries and other important players in the global economy, and intra-Commonwealth country trade flows. Rich trade...
  N° 2016/06   26 Feb 2016
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A Rising Commonwealth Tide
Mohammad A. Razzaque, Salamat Ali, Jodie Keane, Laura Gosset
This study highlights the emerging dynamics and further potential of intra-Commonwealth trade and investment. The Commonwealth provides tremendous trade and investment opportunities. Its members’ combined global exports of goods and services are...
  N° 2016/05   26 Feb 2016
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Exploring Intra-Commonwealth Goods and Services Trade
Anirudh Shingal, Mohammad A. Razzaque
This study assembles data on bilateral goods and services trade flows for 242 countries over the period 1995–2010 and uses both descriptive statistics and sophisticated econometric techniques to understand the nature and structure of...
  N° 2016/04   10 Mar 2016
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The Pillars of Trade Success
Sacha Silva
This paper outlines a new analytical framework for understanding how Commonwealth countries are responding to global challenges outlined in Part I of the review. The analytical framework proposes four interlinked ‘pillars’ of trade success: strategic...
  N° 2016/03   26 Feb 2016
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Identifying Intra-Commonwealth Value Chains
Jodie Keane
Understanding the global/regional value chain interface remains an important research endeavour including within the Commonwealth. This paper uses mixed research methods and presents some preliminary results on the nature of intra-commonwealth value...
  N° 2016/02   26 Feb 2016
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Trade Costs, Market Access and Growth in the Commonwealth
Alexander J. Moore
This paper considers how access to international markets affects development and growth, with a particular emphasis on the Commonwealth countries. It shows that countries with low trade costs to large markets have higher levels of gross domestic...
  N° 2016/01   26 Feb 2016
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Trade Facilitation in the Commonwealth
Badri Narayanan, Sachin Sharma, Mohammad A. Razzaque
This paper examines the economic impact of trade facilitation between Commonwealth members, using a global computable general equilibrium framework. We document enormous economic impact, much higher than a complete tariff liberalisation amongst these...
  N° 2015/01   04 Nov 2015
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Systemic Issues for Commonwealth Small States in the Current Functioning of the WTO
Carolyn Deere Birkbeck
Small states face significant hurdles in securing the potential benefits of trade to their economies and in protecting themselves against trade practices and rules that harm their interests. This study explores the systemic issues and challenges...
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