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World Economic Outlook, April 2019

Growth Slowdown, Precarious Recovery

The global economic expansion decelerated in the second half of 2018 with global growth projected to slow to 3.3 percent in 2019, with risks to future growth on the downside.

World Economic Outlook, April 2019

Growth Slowdown, Precarious Recovery

The global economic expansion decelerated in the second half of 2018 with global growth projected to slow to 3.3 percent in 2019, with risks to future growth on the downside.

Revenue Implications of Trade Liberalization

Revenue Implications of Trade Liberalization »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Reint Gropp , Liam Ebrill , and Janet Stotsky

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 July 1999

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557758132.084

ISBN: 9781557758132

Keywords: trade liberalization, tariff rate, trade taxes, tariff rates, international trade

The apparent contradiction between trade liberalization and continuing high trade tax revenue raises the important question of how, precisely, the one affects the other. Although policymakers generally recognize th...

Trade Liberalization in Fund-Supported Programs

Trade Liberalization in Fund-Supported Programs »

Series: World Economic and Financial Surveys

Author(s): Robert Sharer , and Piritta Sorsa

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 February 1998

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557757074.083

ISBN: 9781557757074

Keywords: trade reform, trade liberalization, trade regime, trade taxes, tariff reform

This study asseses trade liberalization in programs supported by the IMF by reviewing multiyear arrangements in the 1990s and six detailed case studies. It also discusses the main economic factors affecting trade p...

The West African Economic and Monetary Union
			: Recent Developments and Policy Issues

The West African Economic and Monetary Union : Recent Developments and Policy Issues »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Ernesto Hernández-Catá , and C. François

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 September 1998

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557757555.084

ISBN: 9781557757555

Keywords: exchange rate, real exchange rate, external tariff, banking, tradable goods

Following a serious deterioration of the competitive position of the WAEMU region in the 1980s and the eary 1990s, the countries took steps that have led to a significant turnaround in economic activity, a drop in...

Foreign and Intratrade Policies of Arab Countries

Foreign and Intratrade Policies of Arab Countries »

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 December 1992

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557753052.071

ISBN: 9781557753052

Keywords: trade liberalization, exporters, tariff structure, nontariff barriers, foreign trade

The challenge facing the Arab countries to maintain economic growth in the face of the deteriorating terms of trade affecting all developing countries was addressed in a seminar held in Abu Dhabi in early 1992. Thi...

Changing Customs
			: Challenges and Strategies for the Reform of Customs Administration

Changing Customs : Challenges and Strategies for the Reform of Customs Administration »

Series: IMF Special Issues

Author(s): Michael Keen

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 October 2003

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589062115.058

ISBN: 9781589062115

Keywords: customs, customs administration, customs administrations, edi, tariff classification

This paper, based on the considerable practical experience of the IMF's Fiscal Affairs Department, sets out a successful strategy for modernizing customs administration. The essence is to establish transparent and...

Trade Reform and Regional Integration in Africa

Trade Reform and Regional Integration in Africa »

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 December 1998

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557757692.071

ISBN: 9781557757692

Keywords: trade liberalization, regional integration, trade reform, trade taxes, tariff rates

Edited by Zubair Iqbal and Mohsin Khan, this volume is a collection of papers given at a seminar on trade issues in Africa, conducted by the IMF nad the African Economic Research Consortium. It represents the views...

Estimation of Trade Protection in Middle East and North African Countries

Estimation of Trade Protection in Middle East and North African Countries »

Source: Estimation of Trade Protection in Middle East and North African Countries

Volume/Issue: 2000/27

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Maria-Angels Oliva

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2000

ISBN: 9781451844511

Keywords: rankings, tariff rates, average tariff, tariff levels, trade liberalization

This paper studies the structure and evolution of trade protection in the Middle East and North African (MENA) countries in the 1990s. MENA countries use tariffs and nontariff barriers, and tariff dispersion and no...

External Tariff Liberalization in CARICOM

External Tariff Liberalization in CARICOM »

Source: External Tariff Liberalization in CARICOM : A Commodity-Level Analysis

Volume/Issue: 2008/33

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Azim Sadikov

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2008

ISBN: 9781451868951

Keywords: external tariff, CARICOM, tariff rate, tariff rates, member imports,

This paper estimates the impact of the tariff liberalization in four largest CARICOM countries (Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, and Trinidad and Tobago) on their trade flows. I trace changes in the product-line imports...

Vietnam

Vietnam »

Source: Vietnam : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2007/385

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 December 2007

ISBN: 9781451840414

Keywords: tariff revenues, tariff rates, mfn tariffs, import demand, tariff reductions, Viet Nam,

This Selected Issues paper assesses the impact of Vietnam's World Trade Organization (WTO) accession. It describes the main terms of Vietnam's accession as regards trade in goods and services, and uses a partial eq...

Vietnam: Selected Issues

Vietnam: Selected Issues »

Source: Vietnam : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2007/385

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 December 2007

ISBN: 9781451840414

Keywords: tariff revenues, tariff rates, mfn tariffs, import demand, tariff reductions, Viet Nam,

This Selected Issues paper assesses the impact of Vietnam's World Trade Organization (WTO) accession. It describes the main terms of Vietnam's accession as regards trade in goods and services, and uses a partial eq...