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作者 Handjiski, Borko
書名 Enhancing Regional Trade Integration in Southeast Europe
出版項 Herndon : World Bank Publications, 2010
國際標準書號 9780821382660 (electronic bk.)
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說明 1 online resource (152 pages)
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系列 World Bank Working Papers, 185 ; v.No. 185
World Bank Working Papers, 185
附註 Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- CONTENTS -- Acknowledgments -- Foreword -- Acronyms and Abbreviations -- Executive Summary -- Part I: Evolution of Intra-regional Trade in Southeast Europe: The Role of CEFTA for Enhancing Regional Trade Integration -- Abstract -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Trade Patterns in the SEE Region -- Patterns and Structure of Trade Flows in SEE -- Decomposition of Intra-regional Trade -- Intra- versus Inter-industry Trade -- Quality of Foreign Trade Statistics for the Region -- 3. The Role of Trade Regulations, Trade-related Business Environment, and Rules of Origin in Trade Expansion and Integration -- Technical Regulations and Standards -- Trade-Related Business Environment -- Cost and Quality of Trade Logistics -- Rules of Origin -- 4. How Are Firms Reacting to Regional Trade Integration? -- The Case of Agrokor -- The Case of ArcelorMittal -- 5. Conclusions and Recommendations -- Annexes -- Annex I.A. Trade Structure by HS-2 Product Category in 2007 -- Annex I.B. Trade Structure by HS-2 Product Category in 2008 -- Annex I.C. Net Exports to CEFTA, the Top and Bottom Five HS 2-digit Products in 2008 -- Annex I.D. Description of 2-digit HS Categories -- Part II: Labor Mobility in Southeast Europe -- Abstract -- 6. Introduction -- 7. CEFTA: The Setting -- Population and Labor Force -- Economic Growth and Employment -- Migration Patterns -- The Diaspora -- Migrants' Education Levels -- Migrant Stocks in the CEFTA Countries -- Irregular Migration -- Remittances -- 8. Labor Mobility Provisions in Free Trade Agreements -- Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) -- ASEAN Free Trade Area (AFTA) -- Caribbean Community (CARICOM) -- East Africa Community (EAC) -- Mercado Comun del Sur (Mercosur) -- North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) -- European Union (EU) -- Lessons from Labor Mobility Provisions of FTAs
9. The Benefits (and Costs) of Labor Mobility Provisions -- Overall Production and Productivity -- The Distribution of Benefits and Costs -- The Transition to EU Requirements -- 10. Implementing Mobility in CEFTA -- Migration Management: Alignment with the EU -- Informal Economies and Work Permits -- Credential Recognition, Social Security, Other Issues -- 11. Conclusions -- Part III: The Impact of Establishing a Virtual Customs Union between Southeast Europe and the European Union -- Abstract -- 12. Introduction -- 13. Customs Union versus a Virtual Customs Union -- 14. Tariff Profile of Southeast Europe -- The Level of Adjustment -- 15. Estimates of Trade Diversion and Trade Creation Due to Adoption of EU's CET -- Breakdown of Trade Diversion and Creation among Trade Partners -- 16. Summary and Policy Recommendations -- Appendix: Consumer Surplus by Product and Country -- References
The Southeast Europe (SEE) region comprises a group of countries with a common objective, and prospect, to become members of the European Union (EU). To achieve the goal of EU membership, these countries have pursued closer integration with the EU as well as with each other. In December 2006, the SEE countries, and Moldova, signed the Central European Free Trade Agreement (CEFTA), a comprehensive free trade agreement that aims to fully liberalize trade in the region as well as to achieve greater cooperation in a number of trade-related areas. This book is part of the World Bank's efforts to understand the impact of CEFTA on regional trade flows, as well as to put forward other, complementary, ideas that could enhance further regional trade integration. The first study looks at intra-regional trade flows and the remaining non-tariff barriers to trade in the region. The second study assesses the costs and benefits of allow free movement of skilled labor within the region, and the last study looks at how adopting the EU's Common External Tariff could prevent trade diversion.Intra-regional trade has increased rapidly in recent years, however, the content of trade flows do not signal significant trade integration, similar to what the countries of Central and Eastern Europe achieved in the past decade. Following the tariff liberalization, non-tariff barriers have become the main obstacles for trade. Enhanced regional trade integration should not be confined only to free movement of goods. Increased labor mobility could also have trade creation effects and help create a more integrated regional market. Finally, tariff structures in many countries of the region allow some scope for trade diversion in favor of EU and CEFTA countries at the expense of the rest of the world. Such trade diversion could be reduced by adopting EU's Common External Tariff
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
鏈接 Print version: Handjiski, Borko Enhancing Regional Trade Integration in Southeast Europe Herndon : World Bank Publications,c2010 9780821382592
主題 Central European Free Trade Agreement (Organization);Regionalism -- Balkan Peninsula.;Balkan Peninsula -- Economic conditions.;Balkan Peninsula -- Economic integration
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Alt Author Guerin, Selen Sarisoy
Lucas, Robert
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