Export performance and firm size have a positive impact on trade participation at the intensive margin for firms of all sizes.
This paper uses a new methodology that factors in general equilibrium effects to estimate the potential impacts of the World Trade Organization’s Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA).
Productivity differences are a key driver of trade flows between economies.
Services policies can have a direct impact on exporters of manufactured goods.
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation countries have to invest in improving connectivity to reduce transport times and increase reliability to major markets.
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation countries can improve their trade facilitation performances as a way to promote innovation. Shorter trade times encourage the introduction of new projects and management systems at firm levels.
International transit time matters more for South-South trade while uncertainty matters more for North-North trade.
Greater trade openness can benefit women in developing economies.
Lowering trade barriers on health products can improve health systems.
This book presents an analysis of the state of trade facilitation in member countries of the South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) program.
The services economy is on the rise all around the world, and services now comprise the largest share of economic activity and employment in almost every country.
The objective of this book is to demonstrate to the international development community, including policy makers in developing countries, the contribution that international trade can make to achieving the SDGs.