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Trade Policy Issues

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Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 April 1997

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557756213.071

ISBN: 9781557756213

Keywords: trade liberalization, free trade, uruguay round, trade diversion, trade reforms

This book edited by Chorng-Huey Wong and Naheed Kirmani, examines a wide range of trade policy issues relevant in the 1990s that were the subject of a seminar organized by the IMF in 1996. The topics include the de...

Performance of Western Hemisphere Trading Blocs

Performance of Western Hemisphere Trading Blocs »

Source: Performance of Western Hemisphere Trading Blocs : A Cost-Corrected Gravity Approach

Volume/Issue: 2004/109

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Enzo Croce , V. Juan-Ramon , and Feng Zhu

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2004

ISBN: 9781451853247

Keywords: Trading blocs, externalities, trade integration and trade diversion, equation, trade diversion, trade costs, trade integration, Country and Industry Studies of Trade, trade creation and trade diversion,

We study the performance of the four Western Hemisphere trading blocs during the period 1978-2001. For the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), trade integration outweighed trade diversion; for MERCOSUR, in...

Nicaragua: Selected Issues

Nicaragua: Selected Issues »

Source: Nicaragua : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2006/173

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 May 2006

ISBN: 9781451829273

Keywords: trade diversion, regional cooperation, trade flows, trading partners, intellectual property

This Selected Issues paper for Nicaragua reports that the Central America-Dominican Republic-United States Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR) provides a general framework for country-specific bilateral agreements. In...

Nicaragua: Selected Issues

Nicaragua: Selected Issues »

Source: Nicaragua : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2006/173

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 May 2006

ISBN: 9781451829273

Keywords: trade diversion, regional cooperation, trade flows, trading partners, intellectual property

This Selected Issues paper for Nicaragua reports that the Central America-Dominican Republic-United States Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR) provides a general framework for country-specific bilateral agreements. In...

Nicaragua: Selected Issues

Nicaragua: Selected Issues »

Source: Nicaragua : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2006/173

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 May 2006

ISBN: 9781451829273

Keywords: trade diversion, regional cooperation, trade flows, trading partners, intellectual property

This Selected Issues paper for Nicaragua reports that the Central America-Dominican Republic-United States Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR) provides a general framework for country-specific bilateral agreements. In...

Regional Integration and Baltic Trade and Investment Performance

Regional Integration and Baltic Trade and Investment Performance »

Source: Regional Integration and Baltic Trade and Investment Performance

Volume/Issue: 1997/167

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Robert Sharer

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 1997

ISBN: 9781451858143

Keywords: fdi, free trade, trade creation, trade diversion, market access

This paper analyzes the role of regional arrangements in trade and foreign direct investment (FDI) performance in the Baltics. While progress with transition is a key determinant of trade and FDI performance, regio...

Is Regionalism Simply a Diversion? Evidence from the Evolution of the EC and EFTA1/

Is Regionalism Simply a Diversion? Evidence from the Evolution of the EC and EFTA1/ »

Source: Is Regionalism Simply a Diversion? Evidence from the Evolution of the EC and EFTA

Volume/Issue: 1995/109

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Tamim Bayoumi , and Barry Eichengreen

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 1995

ISBN: 9781451853155

Keywords: trade diversion, dummy variables, trade creation, free trade, equation

This paper considers the impact on trade of preferential arrangements in Europe since the 1950s. Using a first difference version of the gravity model, we find that the EEC and EFTA altered the pattern of internati...

Trade Reform in the CEMAC

Trade Reform in the CEMAC »

Source: Trade Reform in the CEMAC : Developments and Opportunities

Volume/Issue: 2007/137

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Charalambos Tsangarides , and Jan Martijn

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2007

ISBN: 9781451867015

Keywords: tariff rates, export taxes, trade regime, trade diversion

This paper provides an update on the main elements of the reform agenda concerning the CEMAC trade regime as well as a tentative quantitative assessment of selected effects on tariff revenues and trade patterns. No...

Trade Creation and Diversion Revisited

Trade Creation and Diversion Revisited »

Source: Trade Creation and Diversion Revisited : Accounting for Model Uncertainty and Natural Trading Partner Effects

Volume/Issue: 2008/66

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Chris Papageorgiou , Christian Henn , and Theo Eicher

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2008

ISBN: 9781451869286

Keywords: Trade Creation and Trade Diversion, Preferential Trade Agreements, Bayesian Model Averaging, Country-Pair Fixed Effects, trade creation, trade flows, trade diversion, bilateral trade, trade agreements,

Trade theories covering Preferential Trade Agreements (PTAs) are as diverse as the literature in search of their empirical support. To account for the model uncertainty that surrounds the validity of the competing...

The United States and the New Regionalism/ Bilateralism

The United States and the New Regionalism/ Bilateralism »

Source: The United States and the New Regionalism/ Bilateralism

Volume/Issue: 2003/206

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Yongzheng Yang , and Alvin Hilaire

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2003

ISBN: 9781451874624

Keywords: integration, regionalism, global trade analysis, trade diversion, global trade, trade agreement, trade arrangements,

Current U.S. trade policy stresses establishing free trade areas (FTAs) with partners spanning the globe. Motivations include enhancing goods and services trade; stimulating investment flows; extending standards on...