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Developing countries and monitoring WTO commitments in response to the global economic crisis, Volume 1
Author:Bown, Chad P.; Country:World;
Date Stored:2010/05/10Document Date:2010/05/01
Document Type:Policy Research Working PaperSubTopics:Economic Theory & Research; Emerging Markets; Free Trade; Trade Policy; Trade Law
Language:EnglishMajor Sector:Industry and trade
Rel. Proj ID:1W-Market Access Research -- -- P111070;Region:The World Region
Report Number:WPS5301Sub Sectors:Other domestic and international trade
Collection Title:Policy Research working paper ; no. WPS 5301TF No/Name:TF091541-MARKET ACCESS RESEARCH
Volume No:1  

Summary: This paper examines the role of the public sector in providing additional information to exporters in developing countries as they seek to monitor and keep open their access to foreign markets by using the rules of the WTO system. It highlights new information generation and dissemination initiatives undertaken by the WTO Secretariat, Global Trade Alert, and the World Bank in response to the global economic crisis of 2008-2009. Given trends in the imposition of new crisis-era trade barriers that these initiatives have identified, the paper describes ways in which the new sources of rich and detailed data may be used to further assist developing country exporters that may lack the capacity to sufficiently monitor their trading interests by relying solely on private resources.

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