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Trade Facilitation and Export Diversification in Botswana Part 2

"This brief reviews the contribution that transportation makes to trade facilitation in Botswana. As a landlocked export driven economy, efficient transport and transit procedures are important to support competitiveness and export growth. Transpo...

Trade Facilitation and Export Diversification In Botswana Part 1: Customs and Border Procedures

"This Policy Brief focuses on customs and border procedures in Botswana and their role on export diversification initiatives. Customs is at the centre of trade facilitation because it is where the majority of administrative and procedural requirem...

South Africa: Between Regional Integration and Trade Multilateralism

Global trade is conducted through bilateral, regional, interregional and multilateral engagements. Multilateralism, the most widely inclusive process, defined by the World Trade Organisation (WTO) as a system to help trade flow as freely as possi...

Trade Facilitation : Issues for Kenya and Kenya’s Position at the WTO

It was found in this study that Kenya has trade facilitation issues, which need to be addressed both at the border and behind the border. The border trade facilitation issues include: port congestion, delays in cargo, complicated and duplicative c...

Plurilateral Trade Agreements and the Impact on LDCs - To Participate or not to Participate? Country Case Study: Malawi

This case study analyses Malawi’s position vis-à-vis the current negotiations underpinning the four plurilateral agreements discussed in this report. It explores issues surrounding the negotiations that are pertinent to Malawi and provides recomme...

Plurilateral Trade Agreements and the Impact on LDC's - to Participate or not to Participate?

Plurilateral trade agreements (PTAs) are voluntary agreements of a sectoral nature that are entered into by more than two WTO member states. The WTO membership is to be notified of PTAs when signatories decide to formally incorporate a PTA into t...

Plurilateral Trade Agreements and the Impact on LDCs - To Participate or not to Participate? Country Case Study: Chile

Chile is considered a socio-economic development success story in Latin America. Since transitioning to democracy in 1989, the country has experienced positive growth and attained middle-income country status. Liberal economic programmes coupled w...

Plurilateral Trade Agreements and the Impact on LDC's - To Participate or not to Participate? Country Case Study: Bangladesh

Given its long association with the multilateral trading system, Bangladesh has adopted a cautious stance towards the concept of plurilateral trade agreements (PTAs). It knows that it would face a number of risks and uncertainties if it were to jo...

Border Economies: Bottlenecks or Growth Zones?

Land borders in the SADC region are critical zones for unlocking economic development, regional value chains and trade. The Beitbridge and Chirundu border posts represent important links in the North–South Corridor and are vital in both regional...

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