With wages growing fast in Asia, African countries are getting another chance at developing and diversifying exports of manufactures and services. Yet, in spite of removing policy-imposed barriers to trade, these countries have largely failed to reach the minimum scale of their Asian competitors.
The US Africa Growth Opportunity Act (AGOA): Preferences for African countries that do not deny market access
Jaime de Melo, Alberto Portugal-Perez, 29 May 2012
How preferential is world trade?
Theresa Carpenter, Andreas Lendle, 25 March 2011
The number of regional trade agreements is increasing rapidly. This is of concern to many who care about the world trading system since non-discriminatory liberalisation, whether unilateral or at the WTO level, would be preferable (Bhagwati 2008). But how much of today’s trade is actually preferential?
Trade preferences as catalytic aid
Ivan Cherkashin, Svetlana Demidova, Hiau Looi Kee, Kala Krishna, 19 February 2011
When the US granted duty free/quota free access to Madagascar under the African Growth and Opportunity Act 2000, exports from Madagascar exploded, from $170 million in 2000 to $500 million in 2004. Over the same period, Madagascar’s export to the rest of the world also increased, from $750 million to $875 million (Figure 1).
What have EU trade policies done for developing countries? A look at the evidence
14 July 2008 - 1 January 1970, Brussels
EU Member States and the European Commission often assert that the EU's multiple trade preference schemes are a concrete manifestation of Europe's commitment to the development of poorer nations through trade. But what do we really know about the impact of these measures? Do they actually affect developing countries evenly? By how much? In this presentation Simon Evenett will provide a comprehensive yet accessible overview of the empirical findings concerning the operation of the EU's trade preference schemes. WIth a discussion grounded in the evidence base, he will assess if there is a gap between European aspirations and the outcomes on the ground. Implications will be drawn for European trade and development policies in general, including those initiatives associated with the Doha Round.
- Simon Evenett
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