Trade Costs and Inclusive Growth

Case studies presented by WTO chair-holders

Edited by Robert Teh, Maarten Smeets, Mustapha Sadni Jallab and Fatima Chaudhri

“Trade Costs and Inclusive Growth” looks at how implementation of the WTO’s Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) can help to reduce trade costs and promote growth. The publication brings together contributions from ten participants in the WTO Chairs Programme, which supports trade-related activities by academic institutions in developing countries.

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> Trade Facilitation

The book looks into how the Aid for Trade initiative can assist with implementing the TFA, the importance of mainstreaming trade into national development strategies, and the potential impact of the TFA in various regions.

Published in 2016.

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> Introduction
Robert Teh, Maarten Smeets, Mustapha Sadni Jallab and Fatima Chaudri

> Chapter 1: Trade facilitation and foreign direct investment flows in Kenya
Christopher Hugh Onyango and Tabitha Kiriti-Nganga

> Chapter 2: Streamlining South Africa’s export development efforts in sub-Saharan Africa: A Decision Support Model approach
Ermie Steenkamp, Sonja Grater and Wilma Viviers

> Chapter 3: Trade policy without trade facilitation: Lessons from tariff pass-through in Tunisia
Leila Baghdadi, Hendrik W. Kruse and Inmaculada Martínez-Zarzoso

> Chapter 4: Road transport restrictions, freedom of transit and the Trade Facilitation Agreement: The case of Turkey
Pinar Artiran

> Chapter 5: Millennium Challenge Account support and port reforms in Benin: A trade facilitation effects analysis
Fulbert Amoussouga Gero, Alastaire Alinsato and Alain Babatounde

> Chapter 6: Aid for Trade as a catalyst for trade facilitation: A Moroccan perspective
Nabil Boubrahimi and Azzedine Ghoufrane

> Chapter 7: Trade facilitation and trade flows: Evidence from Africa
Boopen Seetanah, Rajah Vinesh Sannassee, Sheereen Fauzel

> Chapter 8: Regional integration in the MENA region: Deepening the Greater Arab Free Trade Area through trade facilitation
Houcine Boughanmi

> Chapter 9: Trade facilitation in the Arab region
Nahil Saqfalhait

> Chapter 10: The Trade Facilitation Agreement and its impacts on the Brazilian transformation industry
Vera Thorstensen, Lucas Ferraz, Thiago Nogueira