Trade Policy Analysis

No. 0002 - Trade Reform and Quality Upgrading in South Africa: A Product-Level Analysis

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Authors
Marko Kwaramba
Publisher
AGRODEP
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Kwaramba, M., 2013. Trade Reform and Quality Upgrading in South Africa: A Product-Level Analysis. AGRODEP Working Paper 0002. Washington, DC: International Food Policy Research Institute.
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The relationship between trade liberalization and product quality is both empirically and theoretically ambiguous. This paper empirically investigates the impact of tariff liberalization on product quality upgrading in the South African manufacturing sector using highly disaggregated product-level data. The study employs panel data techniques exploiting variation at the product level using HS8 product-level data from 1988 to 2009. Tariff liberalization affects product quality through various channels such as pro-competitive, variety, or input channel effects.

Export-led growth in the face of terms of trade volatility: The case of the East African community trade bloc

Authors
Barnabas Kiiza and Glenn Pederson
Publisher
International Food Policy Research Institute/ Uganda Strategy Support Program
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https://www.ifpri.org/publication/export-led-growth-face-terms-trade-volatility
Source / Citation
Barnabas K. and G. Pederson. "Export-led growth in the face of terms of trade volatility: The case of the East African community trade bloc," IFPRI/USSP Research Note No. 15, January 2013.

The East African Community (EAC) was revived in July 2000. Since then, there has been some progress registered in expansion of trade between the five member countries, especially with the Customs Union that brought together Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda in 2004, with Rwanda and Burundi joining in 2008. According to the EAC Development Strategy for 2011/12 to 2015/16, intra-EAC trade grew by 40 percent between 2005 and 2009.

Why Cargo Dwell Time Matters in Trade

Authors
Gael Raballand, Salim Refas, Monica Beuran, and Gozde Isik
Publisher
The World Bank
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http://siteresources.worldbank.org/EXTPREMNET/Resources/EP81.pdf

The international community has been increasing investment in projects that promote trade facilitation and improve logistics in the developing world, including in ports. In Africa, a key motivation for such projects has been a presumption that poor infrastructure and inefficient border control agencies are the major causes of extended delays in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) ports. Based on new data and analysis, this note argues that collusion between controlling agencies, port authorities, private terminal operators, logistics operators, and large shippers is an important part of the problem.

MIRAGE, updated version of the model for trade policy analysis

Authors
Y. Decreux and H. Valin
Publisher
Centre d’Etudes Prospectives et d’Informations Internationales (CEPII)
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http://www.cepii.fr/anglaisgraph/workpap/pdf/2007/wp07-15.pdf
Source / Citation
Decreux, Y., and H. Valin. 2007. "MIRAGE, updated version of the model for trade policy analysis focus on agriculture and dynamics." Technical Report 2007-15. Paris: Centre d’Etudes Prospectives et d’Informations Internationales.
Related Model

MIRAGE is a multi-region, multi-sector computable general equilibrium model, devoted to trade policy analysis. It incorporates imperfect competition, horizontal and vertical product differentiation, and foreign direct investment, in a sequential dynamic set-up where installed capital is assumed to be immobile. Adjustment inertia is linked to capital stock reallocation.

Global Trade, Assistance, and Production: The GTAP 7 Data Base

Authors
Narayanan, G. Badri and Terrie L. Walmsley, Eds.
Publisher
Center for Global Trade Analysis, Purdue University
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GTAP 7 Data Base
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http://www.gtap.agecon.purdue.edu/databases/v7/v7_doco.asp
Source / Citation
Narayanan, G. Badri and Terrie L. Walmsley, Eds. 2008. Global Trade, Assistance, and Production: The GTAP 7 Data Base, Center for Global Trade Analysis, Purdue University. Available online at: http://www.gtap.agecon.purdue.edu/databases/v7/v7_doco.asp
Related Model

The GTAP data base combines detailed bilateral trade, transport and protection data characterizing economic linkages among regions, together with individual country input-output data bases which account for inter-sectoral linkages within regions. See the following links for a complete list of sectors and regions for the GTAP 7 Data Base.

Can Trade Liberalization Stimulate Export Performance in Sub-Saharan Africa
Authors
Musibau Adetunji Babatunde
Publisher
AGRODEP Members' Workshop, June 6-8, 2011, Dakar, Senegal
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A tariff equivalent of non-tariff measures on European horticultural and fish imports from African countries

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Authors
Nicodème Nimenya, Henry de Frahan, B. and Ndimira, P.F.

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AGRODEP Members' Workshop, June 6-8, 2011, Dakar, Senegal
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Preferential Trade Agreement Policies for Development: a handbook

Authors
Edited by Jean-Pierre Chauffour and Jean-Christophe Maur
Publisher
World Bank
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http://publications.worldbank.org/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=24014
Source / Citation
Chauffour, J.P. and J.C. Maur eds. 2011 "Preferential Trade Agreements for Development: A Handbook." World Bank.

An introduction to modern Preferential Trade Agreements (PTAs). In addition to considering the traditional market access motives for PTAs, this guide offers a framework for understanding a number of behind-the-border policies typically covered in PTAs, including labor mobility, investment, trade facilitation, competiion, and government procurement, as well as other societal and more normative policies related to intellectual property, environment, labor rights, and human rights.