Trade and Development

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The Trade and Development Series seeks to provide objective, accessible information about the new trade agenda. Titles in the series cover a wide range of topics, from regional trade agreements and customs reform to agriculture, intellectual property rights, services, and other key issues currently being discussed in World Trade Organization negotiations. Contributors to the series represent some of the world’s leading thinkers and specialists on international trade issues. Titles in this series undergo internal and external review under the management of the Trade Group's Advisory Board in the World Bank's Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Network.

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    Services Trade and Development : The Experience of Zambia
    (Washington, DC: World Bank and Palgrave Macmillan, 2007) Mattoo, Aaditya ; Payton, Lucy
    Some see trade in services as irrelevant to the development agenda for least developed countries (LDCs). Others see few benefits from past market openings by LDCs. This book debunks both views. It finds that serious imperfections in Zambia's reform of services trade deprived the country of significant benefits and diminished faith in liberalization.
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    Domestic Regulation and Service Trade Liberalization
    (Washington, DC: World Bank, 2003) Mattoo, Aaditya ; Sauve, Pierre ; Mattoo, Aaditya ; Sauve, Pierre
    International barriers to services trade are deeply intertwined with national regulatory, investment, and immigration policies. Accordingly, the liberalization of trade in services is considerably more complex that the liberalization of trade in goods. Sector-specific issues abound. This book sheds much light on the challenges facing the trading community in this area, through essays from a distinguished group of authors. Services liberalization has been, and will continue to be the engine of trade liberalization, if that outcome is to occur at all. The book provides one of the best guides to services trade, and all its technicalities, ups and downs, and the future of the world trade order.
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    India and the WTO
    (Washington, DC: World Bank and Oxford University Press, 2003) Mattoo, Aaditya ; Stern, Robert M. ; Mattoo, Aaditya ; Stern, Robert M.
    India's trade policy establishment is perceived to be somewhat wary of multilateral engagement, even though India is implementing substantial economic, and trade policy reforms. Some essays in this well-researched volume may throw light on this paradox. More important, the essays take a hard look at India's interests, and concerns with respect to international trade. They suggest ways that India could deploy its domestic reform agenda in the Doha Round negotiations, to secure concessions from its trading partners, while using multilateral engagement to reinforce the domestic reform process, and enhance the process' credibility. The book should prove of considerable value to policymakers, market participants, and other stakeholders.