Increasing The Stock of Knowledge

…increasing the stock of knowledge on the role of trade and investment to support development, and enhancing the interaction of ILEAP's network of beneficiaries, advisors and partners

File Title:   Background Brief No. 14: “Expanding Trade Within Africa: The Impact of Trade Facilitation”
Description:   This paper examines the impact of trade facilitation on intra-African trade. We examine the role of trade facilitation reforms, such as, increased port efficiency, improved customs, and regulatory environments, and upgrading services infrastructure on trade between African countries. We also consider how regional trade agreements relate to intra-African trade flows. Using trade data from 2003 to 2004, we find that mprovement in ports and services infrastructures promise relatively more expansion in intra-African trade than other measures. We also show that, almost all regional trade agreements have a positive effect on trade flows.... Download this file  
File Date:   29/05/2009
File Author:   ILEAP - JEICP
File Size:   190Kb
File Type:   pdf