Leveraging opportunities through regulatory cooperation

July 1, 2017

As industry has moved to integrate and consolidate manufacturing, the application of domestic-centric regulations can engender unnecessary and duplicative actions and costs across sectors.... READ MORE


Towards a New Trans-American Partnership

April 1, 2016

The global trade regime is undergoing fundamental changes. While World Trade Organization (WTO) member countries continue to work towards an ever elusive agreement, regional initiatives—most... READ MORE


Regulatory Cooperation: Lessons from the WTO and the World Trade Regime

January 22, 2016

Trade friction today is largely due to regulatory diversity as contemporary markets are chiefly segmented through non-tariff barriers. The purpose of the paper is to enquire into regulatory coopera... READ MORE


Stuck between major trade deals

December 11, 2015

The global trade system of the future will be determined by two mega-bilateral deals, the Transpacific Trade Partnership (TPP), for which negotiations have basically been completed, and the Transatlan... READ MORE


International Aviation: an opportunity for growth and jobs in the EU aviation sector

December 7, 2015

Today, the European Commission has adopted an ambitious package of proposals to negotiate EU-level comprehensive aviation agreements with key partner countries. They include the Association of South E... READ MORE


US Efforts to Ensure that Regulation Does Not Present Trade Barriers

November 5, 2015

Making domestic regulation more coherent and expanding cooperation between regulators has the promise of lowering the unnecessary costs of regulation for companies and consumers and thus translatin... READ MORE


Why do Countries enter into Preferential Agreements on Trade in Services?

April 1, 2014

This report examines the potential for negotiated regulatory convergence in Asian services markets. The results suggest that countries within Asia that are more remote from the rest of the world an... READ MORE


South Sudan: A Study on Competitiveness and Cross Border Trade With Neighbouring Countries

September 10, 2013

The purpose of the study is to examine the current state of South Sudan’s trade with its regional trading partners; Sudan, Uganda, Ethiopia, Kenya and to an extent the Democratic Republic of... READ MORE


Regional Public Goods: From Theory to Practice

January 1, 2003

This book is based on a conference entitled "Regional Public Goods and Regional Development Assistance", held in Washington, D.C. on November 6-7, 2002. It examines how the IDB and the AD... READ MORE