Trade

Our trade publications promote a development-friendly global trading system that creates greater trading opportunities for developing countries, while also strengthening national and regional capacities for export response from the poorest and most vulnerable countries.

Publication date: 1 March 2008
Format: Paperback

The liberalisation of trade in rice is likely to have huge welfare implications for countries dependent on its production and trade. This book explores the poverty and welfare implications of this liberalisation for India, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, and identifies the effects on different groups within rice-dependent developing countries.

Contributor: Chris Milner
Series title: Economic Paper
Publication date: 1 February 2008
Format: Paperback

What are the characteristics of current intra-Commonwealth trade, and how can it be encouraged to grow? Trading on Commonwealth Ties identifies opportunities for stimulating trade within the Commonwealth, but warns against setting up a free trade agreement across the member states.

Publication date: 1 June 2007
Format: Paperback

The Action Guide is flexible and can be used by trainers or for self-study. It includes case studies, activities, training suggestions and recommended readings provided on CD-ROM and can be used as a basic introduction or as a resource to develop capacity building for others.

Contributor: Ivan Mbirimi
Publication date: 1 April 2007
Format: Paperback

After the Hong Kong meetings in December 2005, what are the key trade and development issues that face developing countries in the closing stages of the Doha Round? Leading economic analysts, including Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz, examine the detailed issues that developing country negotiators must understand.

Publication date: 1 March 2007
Format: Paperback

Provides background information on trade facilitation as a negotiating issue in World Trade Organization talks, and suggests how the negotiating approaches adopted under other WTO agreements, such as the Agreement on Customs Valuation or Rules of Origin, could be taken into account while developing new rules in this area.

Publication date: 1 March 2007
Format: Paperback

An essential reader and reference tool for trade experts and interested parties, bringing together key analysis on all aspects of trade negotiations between the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) states and the European Union. This publication is comprised of two volumes.

Publication date: 1 December 2004
Format: Paperback

By way of a simple question and answer format, the guide simplifies the agreement making it more accessible to end users, who include, amongst others, policy-makers, the private sector and other stakeholders, thereby making greater use of resources and enhancing the opportunities available under the agreement.

Publication date: 1 November 2004
Format: Paperback

Sourcing practices in the global apparel industry are changing due to the removal of quotas, new trade agreements and drive by apparel importers to lower costs. This study addresses the implications of these changes for garment manufacturers in Commonwealth developing countries.

Publication date: 1 October 2004
Format: Paperback

The report takes a step back from the disputes and presents an alternative way forward for the Doha Round of trade negotiations, approaching the issues with a fresh eye. This report is by Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz, Columbia University and Andrew Charlton, Oxford University.

Contributor: Kamal Saggi
Series title: Economic Paper
Publication date: 1 April 2004
Format: Paperback

This title provides a thorough overview of the economics of ITT relevant to developing countries and will be invaluable as a reference tool for policy makers, trade officials and trade negotiators.

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