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The Burden of Sub-Saharan African Own Commitments in the Uruguay Round

The Burden of Sub-Saharan African Own Commitments in the Uruguay Round »

Source: The Burden of Sub-Saharan African Own Commitments in the Uruguay Round : Myth or Reality?

Volume/Issue: 1995/48

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Piritta Sorsa

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 1995

ISBN: 9781451972344

Keywords: market access, trading partners, local content, liberalization commitments, transition period

The paper reviews Sub-Saharan Africa’s (SSA) (i) own market access commitments in the Uruguay Round, and (ii) the nature of the constraints on SSA policies set by the Uruguay Round. It concludes that SSA fai...

I Introduction

I Introduction »

Source: Regional Trade Arrangements

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 March 1992

ISBN: 9781557752277

Keywords: regional integration, free trade, regional arrangements, regional trade, intraregional trade

Regional integration is not new. It has been a continuing part of the post-World War II trade landscape. Recently, however, it has attracted increased interest. Existing arrangements have been, or are being,...

II Economic Costs and Benefits of Regional Integration

II Economic Costs and Benefits of Regional Integration »

Source: Regional Trade Arrangements

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 March 1992

ISBN: 9781557752277

Keywords: regional integration, free trade, regional arrangements, regional trade, intraregional trade

An assessment of the economic costs and benefits of regional integration depends on the yardstick against which these are judged. 3 Theoretical arguments and historical experience...

III Recent Initiatives

III Recent Initiatives »

Source: Regional Trade Arrangements

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 March 1992

ISBN: 9781557752277

Keywords: regional integration, free trade, regional arrangements, regional trade, intraregional trade

There is great potential for increases in the number of regional integration arrangements in Europe, the Western Hemisphere, Africa, Asia-Pacific, and the Middle East—and in their overlap in terms of members...

International Trade in Services
			: Implications for the Fund

International Trade in Services : Implications for the Fund »

Volume/Issue: 2003/6

Series: IMF Policy Discussion Papers

Author(s): Natalia Tamirisa , Alexander Lehmann , and Jaroslaw Wieczorek

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2003

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451972207.003

ISBN: 9781451972207

Keywords: International trade, international services trade, coherence, WTO, trade in services, services trade, services sectors, financial services, international trade in services,

This paper reviews the characteristics of international trade in services and of the World Trade Organization’s General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) framework, which was established to regulate it....

The Burden of Sub-Saharan African Own Commitments in the Uruguay Round
			: Myth or Reality?

The Burden of Sub-Saharan African Own Commitments in the Uruguay Round : Myth or Reality? »

Volume/Issue: 1995/48

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Piritta Sorsa

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 1995

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451972344.001

ISBN: 9781451972344

Keywords: market access, trading partners, local content, liberalization commitments, transition period

The paper reviews Sub-Saharan Africa’s (SSA) (i) own market access commitments in the Uruguay Round, and (ii) the nature of the constraints on SSA policies set by the Uruguay Round. It concludes that SSA fai...

The WTO and the Poorest Countries
			: The Stark Reality

The WTO and the Poorest Countries : The Stark Reality »

Volume/Issue: 2004/81

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Aaditya Mattoo , and Arvind Subramanian

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2004

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451850390.001

ISBN: 9781451850390

Keywords: Doha Round, preferences, single undertaking, WTO, preferential access, market access, trading partners, mfn, nonpreferential access

Small and poor countries pose a challenge for the World Trade Organization (WTO). These countries have acquired a significant say in WTO decision-making. However, they have limited ability to engage in the reciproc...

Liberalization of Trade in Financial Services and Financial Sector Stability (Analytical Approach)

Liberalization of Trade in Financial Services and Financial Sector Stability (Analytical Approach) »

Volume/Issue: 2002/138

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Alexei Kireyev

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2002

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451855999.001

ISBN: 9781451855999

Keywords: financial sector stability, financial sector, financial stability, insurance services, trade in services, Macroeconomic Aspects Of International Trade And Finance, Financial Institutions And Services,

The paper seeks to establish a link between the liberalization of trade in financial services undertaken by countries under the WTO and the stability of their financial systems. The paper concludes that liberalizat...

Liberalization of Trade in Financial Services and Financial Sector Stability (Empirical Approach)

Liberalization of Trade in Financial Services and Financial Sector Stability (Empirical Approach) »

Volume/Issue: 2002/139

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Alexei Kireyev

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2002

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451856057.001

ISBN: 9781451856057

Keywords: financial sector stability, financial sector, financial stability, trade in services, services liberalization, Macroeconomic Aspects Of International Trade And Finance, Financial Institutions And Services,

The paper explores empirically the links between the WTO-driven liberalization of trade in financial services and the stability of national financial systems. Econometric testing of indicators intended to proxy fin...

WTO Financial Services Commitments
			: Determinants and Impacton Financial Stability

WTO Financial Services Commitments : Determinants and Impacton Financial Stability »

Volume/Issue: 2002/214

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Nico Valckx

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2002

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451875003.001

ISBN: 9781451875003

Keywords: Financial services liberalization commitments, choice of commitments, banking and currency crises, financial instability, extreme bounds analysis, WTO, banking, financial services, banking crisis, financial sector

The paper investigates the factors that have influenced WTO members to take on their chosen level of liberalization commitments in the framework of liberalization of trade in financial services and the impact of su...