Commonwealth Trade Review 2015

The Commonwealth in the Unfolding Global Trade Landscape

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978-1-84929-145-3

Commonwealth Trade Review 2015
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Series Title: Commonwealth Trade Review
Number within series: 1
Publication date: 25 November 2015
Size: 297mm x 210mm
ISBN: 978-1-84929-145-3
Pages: 172

Fundamental changes are taking place in the global trade landscape, and the Commonwealth, with its diverse membership, is adapting to and coming to terms with these changes. This shifting landscape offers tremendous potential for Commonwealth countries to expand their trade – both between members and their overall trade. Although it is not a trading bloc, member countries can also take advantage of and leverage the Commonwealth for greater gains, while focusing on several broader priorities to improve their trade performance.

Commonwealth countries offer insightful perspectives on topical issues that can contribute to promoting the role of trade in development. This Commonwealth Trade Review addresses these issues in four parts:
Part 1 – The Commonwealth in a changing global trade landscape
Part 2 – Intra-Commonwealth trade: emerging dynamics and opportunities
Part 3 – Unleashing the trade potential: priorities for the Commonwealth
Part 4 – Perspectives on topical issues in trade



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Part 1 The Commonwealth in a changing global trade landscape
1.1 Introduction
1.2 The state of Commonwealth countries’ trade
1.3 The Commonwealth embracing major developments in the global trade landscape
1.4 Way forward: tackling challenges and harnessing opportunities in the changing trade landscape

Part 2 Intra-Commonwealth trade: emerging dynamics and opportunities
2.1 Introduction
2.2 Trends in goods and services trade between Commonwealth members
2.3 Investment and remittance flows
2.4 The drivers of trade and investment within the Commonwealth
2.5 Trade potential and future prospects
2.6 Way forward: promoting intra-Commonwealth trade

Part 3 Unleashing the trade potential: priorities for the Commonwealth
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Building productive and trade capacities
3.3 Effectively managing trade policy and negotiation
3.4 Addressing implementation gaps
3.5 Promoting private sector development
3.6 The global trade-supporting architecture
3.7 Conclusion and way forward

Part 4 Perspectives on topical issues in trade
4.1 Trade multilateralism and development
4.2 The multilateral trading system and the SDGs
4.3 Trade and climate change
4.4 Gender and trade: the need for more gender-equitable distribution of gains
4.5 Tackling the trade challenges of small states
4.6 Managing regional integration in Africa
4.7 Effective and gainful participation in global value chains

Summary and conclusions
References
Data appendix