Connecting to global markets

Challenges and opportunities: case studies presented by WTO chair-holders

Edited by Marion Jansen, Mustapha Sadni Jallab and Maarten Smeets

Developing countries and emerging economies have played an ever-expanding role in world trade flows in recent decades but they still face a number of constraints in connecting to global markets. In this volume, members of the WTO’s academic network in developing countries — the WTO Chairs Programme — identify major challenges in their respective countries and how to overcome them.

The chair-holders originally presented their case studies at the WTO’s Annual Conference of the Chairs Programme and the Global Review of Aid for Trade in July 2013. Their contributions have been collected together in this volume to provide a comprehensive picture of the challenges of connecting to global markets.

Published in 2014.

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> Introduction
Marion Jansen, Mustapha Sadni Jallab and Maarten Smeets

> Chapter 1: Export diversification and economic growth: the case of Mauritius
Raja Vinesh Sannassee, Boopendra Seetanah and Matthew John Lamport

> Chapter 2: Value chain governance in export commodities: the case of Indonesia
Riza Noer Arfani and Poppy Sulistyaning Winanti

> Chapter 3: Integrating small and medium-sized enterprises into global trade flows: the case of China
Lei Zhang and Wei Xia

> Chapter 4: Barriers to trade: the case of Kenya
Tabitha Kiriti Nganga

> Chapter 5: SPS standards and international competitiveness in Africa: the case of Senegal
Ahmadou Aly Mbaye and Adama Gueye

> Chapter 6: Can developing countries use SPS standards to gain access to markets? The case of Mercosur
Valentina Delich and Miguel Lengyel

> Chapter 7: Integrating into the multilateral trading system and global value chains: the case of Russia
Sergei F. Sutyrin, Alexandra G. Koval and Olga Y. Trofimenko

> Chapter 8: The role of international economic law in addressing climate change
Bradly J. Condon and Tapen Sinha

> Chapter 9: The facilitation of trade by the rule of law: the cases of Singapore and ASEAN
Michael Ewing-Chow, Junianto James Losari and Melania Vilarasau Slade

> Chapter 10: Aid for Trade and international cooperation for middle-income countries: the case of Chile
Dorotea G. Lopez and Felipe N. Muñoz

> Chapter 11: Aid for Trade and export diversification: the case of Barbados
Keith Nurse and Ginelle Greene

> Chapter 12: Aid for Trade and building trade capacity: the case of Morocco
Azzedine Ghoufrane and Nabil Boubrahimi

> Chapter 13: Integrating small African economies into global value chains through foreign aid: the case of Namibia
John Baloro

> Chapter 14: The potential economic impact of Aid for Trade in the MENA region: the case of Jordan
Taleb Awad Warrad