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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.

12 Four Aspects of the Uruguay Round for African Economies

12 Four Aspects of the Uruguay Round for African Economies »

Source: Trade Policy Issues

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 April 1997

ISBN: 9781557756213

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

This paper addresses aspects of the Uruguay Round of particular concern to Africa. It covers four areas. First is preshipment inspection. This is an aspect of the Round about which...

13 The Role of the World Trade Organization and Post-Uruguay Round Issues

13 The Role of the World Trade Organization and Post-Uruguay Round Issues »

Source: Trade Policy Issues

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 April 1997

ISBN: 9781557756213

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

The architects of the postwar international economic order had foreseen the creation of three institutions: the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank, and the Internatio...

14 Wrap-Up: Trade Issues in the 1990s

14 Wrap-Up: Trade Issues in the 1990s »

Source: Trade Policy Issues

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 April 1997

ISBN: 9781557756213

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

The seminar has touched upon a number of issues, actually quite a wide range of issues, covering unilateral, regional, and multilateral aspects of trade policy. On unilateral trade...

The WTO Promotes Trade, Strongly But Unevenly

The WTO Promotes Trade, Strongly But Unevenly »

Source: The WTO Promotes Trade, Strongly But Unevenly

Volume/Issue: 2003/185

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Shang-Jin Wei , and Arvind Subramanian

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2003

ISBN: 9781451859430

Keywords: WTO, gravity, special and differential treatment, industrial country, industrial countries, free trade area, free trade, trade liberalization,

This paper furnishes robust evidence that the GATT/WTO has had a powerful and positive impact on trade. The impact has, however, been uneven. GATT/WTO membership for industrial countries has been associated with a...

Preferential Trade Agreements in the Asia-Pacific Region

Preferential Trade Agreements in the Asia-Pacific Region »

Source: Preferential Trade Agreements in the Asia-Pacific Region

Volume/Issue: 2005/149

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Tubagus Feridhanusetyawan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2005

ISBN: 9781451861686

Keywords: Pacific, FTA, Preferential Trade Agreement, rules of origin, regional trade, trade agreements, free trade, tariff reduction,

Preferential trade agreements (PTAs) in the Asia-Pacific region have proliferated rapidly over the past five years and are creating a complex web of intersecting bilateral and regional trade agreements. This paper...

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...

IV Experience with Regional Integration: Industrial Countries

IV Experience with Regional Integration: Industrial Countries »

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 arrangements among the industrial countries generally aim to improve the welfare of participating countries by reducing or eliminating restrictions impeding closer integration of members’ national m...

V Experience with Regional Integration: Developing Countries

V Experience with Regional Integration: Developing Countries »

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 schemes have featured highly in the policy agenda of developing country governments during the past three decades, although the strength of the commitment to such arrangements has fluctu...