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This issue of the Commonwealth Trade Hot Topics provides a brief overview of blockchain technologies, seeking to separate the hype from the reality for Commonwealth member countries and clarify the risks and opportunities to consider when making...
The withdrawal of international support measures raises sustainability concerns among countries graduating from the category of least developed countries (LDCs). Despite care taken to ensure a smooth transition, these concerns are rife, especially...
This paper provides a rapid assessment of several major emerging trends in international trade with the objective of better appreciating their implications for the world's poorest, smallest and most vulnerable economies, such as least developed...
This issue of the Commonwealth Trade Hot Topics provides a brief overview of some of these linkages between trade, connectivity and GVCs. It analyses how the Commonwealth is positioned in GVCs and the major shifts over time, with a specific focus on...
This paper focuses on the EU market to analyse the potential implications of LDC graduation for Bangladesh's apparel exports. By using a partial equilibrium model, it estimates that discontinuing tariff preferences could lead to a potential export...
This issue of Trade Hot Topics discusses some of the main issues that countries need to consider while negotiating trade in services, and interpreting commitments on trade in services, in view of rapid technological evolution.
This issue of Trade Hot Topic seeks to examine the available data on services trade and policies for the Pacific countries, and to formulate actionable recommendations for how the situation on the ground can be improved.
This paper proposes the effective use of Aid for Trade (AfT) programmes as one possible means of addressing some of the challenges faced by LDCs and small states in the services sector. It examines possible ways to enhance the capacity and...
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