Feb 2020
Author(s): Estevadeordal, Antoni;Rodríguez Chatruc, Marisol;Volpe Martincus, Christian
Digital technologies are changing the way people, businesses, and governments interact, but what is their impact on international trade? Although some of the effects of digital technologies on trade…
Apr 2018
Author(s): Carlan, Valentin;Sys, Christa;Calatayud, Agustina;Vanelslander, Thierry
This study examines 15 cases in Northwestern Europe where digital innovations have been developed to improve connectivity, visibility, and, therefore, performance in maritime supply chains. The…
Aug 2015
Author(s): Korea Institute for International Economic Policy
Trade and investment were unarguably the main drivers of Korea's outstanding economic development. Heavy government intervention together with the private sector's continuous efforts to…
Aug 2015
Author(s): Santa Gadea, Rosario
Trade and investment have been the main drivers of economic development in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) and in the member countries of the Pacific Alliance (Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru…
Apr 2014
Author(s): Carballo, Jerónimo;Graziano, Alejandro;Schaur, Georg;Volpe Martincus, Christian
Time delays in international transactions impose trade costs. We examine transaction level Peruvian import data to show that firms are subject to significant costs of port-of-entry delays. At the…
Apr 2014
Author(s): Cadot, Olivier;Graziano, Alejandro;Harris, Jeremy;Volpe Martincus, Christian
This paper estimates empirically the effect of preference utilization on export growth at the level of the firm using a unique transaction-level dataset of Colombia's imports from Argentina,…
Mar 2014
Author(s): Lendle, Andreas;Olarreaga, Marcelo
Technology made available by online markets has signifcantly reducedthe cost of entry into international markets for small and medium sized
firms, who can now reach far away consumers and…
Oct 2012
Author(s): Alvarez, Roberto;Crespi, Gustavo;Volpe Martincus, Christian
Firms get assistance from different public and private entities and these alternative assistances can affect export outcomes. Ignoring other interventions implies leaving unaddressed relevant policy…
Dec 2011
Author(s): Libby, Margarita H.
La evolución de las ventanillas únicas--como por ejemplo las Ventanillas Únicas de Comercio Exterior (VUCE)--hacia un esquema virtual será el parámetro de este estudio, precisamente, porque todas las…
Nov 2011
Author(s): Libby, Margarita H.
International organizations most often recommend a virtual one stop shop such as the Single Window for Foreign Trade (Spanish acronym: VUCE). This model is undoubtedly the most successful scheme…
Jul 2009
Author(s): Aldonas, Grant
This presentation outlines a methodology for assessing the cost of internal and external obstacles affecting the performance of the value chains serving local producers in developing countries as a…
Jul 2009
Author(s): Staples, Brian Rankin
This presentation explores several mechanisms by which the barriers imposed by rules of origin may be reduced through effective trade facilitation efforts. Also discussed are the functional…
Jun 2008
Author(s): Mesquita Moreira, Mauricio;Volpe Martincus, Christian;Blyde, Juan S.
This presentation argues that trade policy in the region has been too focused on removing tariffs, to the detriment of trade facilitation, particularly in transportation. It explores the impact of…
Jun 2008
Author(s): Vega, Henry
Using a case study approach of Ecuador's supply chain this presentation discusses exports dynamics from major fresh flower exporting countries. The document covers air transportation's…
Apr 2007
Author(s): Torrent, Ramón
Esta presentacion fue comisionada por la Red de Integración y Comercio del Diálogo Regional de Política para la Reunión Andina celebrada los días 23 y 24 de abril de 2007 en Lima, Peru. El documento…
Apr 2007
Author(s): Trejos, Alberto
Esta presentación fue comisionada por la Red de Integración y Comercio del Diálogo Regional de Política para la Reunión Subregional Andina celebrada los días 23 y 24 de abril de 2007 en Lima, Perú.…
Apr 2007
Author(s): Defraigne, Pierre
Esta presentación fue comisionada por la Red de Integración y Comercio del Diálogo Regional de Política para la Reunión Subregional Andina celebrada los días 23 y 24 de abril de 2007 en Lima, Perú.
Nov 2006
Author(s): Dee, Philippa;Findlay, Christopher
This presentation discusses insights from some of the world's traditional trade facilitation scholars. The objective is to try and go beyond taxonomies and to outline new methodologies by which…
Oct 2006
Author(s): Dee, Philippa;Findlay, Christopher
This paper surveys recent developments in the literature on trade facilitation, defined broadly as reform of non-tariff barriers. The paper looks at what trade facilitation is, why it matters, how to…
Sep 2006
Author(s): Uribe, Claudia
Esta presentación fue comisionada por la Red de Integración y Comercio del Diálogo Regional de Política para la 7mo Reunión Hemisférica celebrada los días 11 y 12 de septiembre de 2006. Esta…