24 results about GLOBAL VALUE CHAINS (GVCS)


The Importance of Regulatory Coherence in a World of Global Value Chain

May 4, 2017

Most products today are made globally. The inputs used in their making come from all over the world, which means producers rely on highly integrated and well-functioning supply chains to obtain the... READ MORE


A closer look at trade costs in the Americas

March 6, 2017

Across Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), governments are asking how they can spur growth in a challenging and uncertain global context. The region can ill afford to leave trade barriers unchec... READ MORE


Preferential origin regimes must reflect the complexity of global value chains

February 1, 2017

Access to preferential import tariffs under free trade agreements (FTAs) is governed by rules of origin designed to be a non-tariff barrier to trade that prevents non-members from enjoying the pref... READ MORE


Regional Integration and High Potential Value Chains in West Africa

December 20, 2016

This paper aims to provide an understanding of West Africa’s potential for participation in GVCs. Upgrading strategies require identifying value chains in which West Africa has existing capab... READ MORE


Asian Economic Integration Report 2016

December 15, 2016

The Asian Economic Integration Report 2016: What drives foreign direct investment in Asia and the Pacific? is ADB’s annual report on Asia’s regional economic cooperation and integration... READ MORE


5 Things you need to know about inclusive rules of origin and why it will affect trade

December 9, 2016

Two weeks ago, the IDB’s Integration and Trade Sector (INT) and the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) hosted a READ MORE


If NAFTA gets the ax under Trump, American workers and consumers would get hurt too

November 29, 2016

Mexico's finance minister José Antonio Meade touted the benefits of the North American Free Trade Agreement during a trip to the United Kingdom, the Financial Times reported Monday. NAFTA is currently... READ MORE


South Asia's Turn:Policies to Boost Competitiveness and Create the Next Export Powerhouse

October 6, 2016

The report examines three critical and relatively understudied drivers of competitiveness: Economies of agglomeration: firms and workers accrue benefits from locating close together in cities or cl... READ MORE


The Importance of Inclusive Trade in Economic Development

September 28, 2016

This past two weeks, leaders from around the world gathered in New York to attend the United Nation’s General Assembly. One of the topics of discussion was the READ MORE


Trade Policies and Sustainable Development in the Context of Global Value Chains

September 20, 2016

Global value chains (GVCs) have become a major feature of the 21st century economy. This paper argues that the expansion and increased sophistication of GVCs has created a new “trade-investme... READ MORE


Trade governance frameworks in a world of global value chains

July 19, 2016

In today’s globalised economy, understanding global value chains (GVCs) is essential for the development of trade and investment. This article presents a number of options on how the global t... READ MORE


Do comprehensive trade agreements generate more trade? A conjecture to reconcile alternative theories

June 20, 2016

Ours is an age of free trade agreements (FTAs) of all sorts and of various depth and breadth in the issues they cover - simple bilateral preferential trade agreements, broad economic partnership ag... READ MORE


Running down that hill: A trade negotiator's anxiety

June 1, 2016

Life as a trade negotiator can be frustrating for many reasons. One of the main sources for this frustration is the contrast between the often glacial pace of multilateral trade negotiations, and t... READ MORE


Pacific Alliance trade pact aims to build regional value chains

May 3, 2016

The Pacific Alliance free trade agreement eliminates member countries’ tariffs on 92% of imports and exports with the aim of developing regional value chains. The free trade agreement for the regional... 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


The E15 Initiative: Strengthening the Global Trade and Investment System in the 21st Century

January 22, 2016

World trade has experienced a significant slowdown since the 2008 financial crisis. Over this period, the global ratio of trade expansion to income growth has halved. An effective global trade and... READ MORE


Hurdles on Indonesia’s road to reform

December 13, 2015

As 2015 draws to a close, the Indonesian government is trying to convince the jury on two counts — first, that it has turned the corner towards more constructive economic policy, and second, that it h... READ MORE


A Coasian model of international production chains

October 6, 2015

This paper provides an analytical treatment of trade and welfare responses to trade cost change in a simple two-country model. To explore the model's implications in a richer setting, the model... READ MORE


Global Value-Chains and Connectivity in Developing Asia - with application to the Central and West Asian Region

November 1, 2014

An increasingly important part of international trade consists of fragmentation of the production process, with differing tasks in the global value chain (GVC) being undertaken in different locatio... READ MORE


The Progress of Paperless Trade in Asia and the Pacific: Enabling International Supply Chain Integration

October 1, 2014

This working paper discusses on how to facilitate integration of international supply chain using paperless trade in the Asia-Pacific Region. The paper defines paperless trade and describes how pap... READ MORE


Going Global: Promoting the Internationalization of SMEs in Latin America and the Caribbean

March 1, 2014

This report offers practical recommendations for policymakers, companies, and practitioners on how to reduce each one of these barriers. It also presents three areas that can be leveraged to intern... READ MORE


Synchronized Factories: Latin America and the Caribbean in the Era of Global Value Chains

January 1, 2014

The internationalization of production processes – the so-called global value chain (GVC) revolution – has opened a new pathway to industrial development. Nations initially join GVCs to... READ MORE


Global Value Chains: The New Reality of International Trade

December 2, 2013

Global value chains have brought about important changes for the world trading system, not just in the structure and composition of trade but also in their implications for the role of the WTO. The... READ MORE


What is Economic Corridor Development and What Can It Achieve in Asia’s Subregions?

March 1, 2013

Economic corridors connect economic agents along a defined geography. They provide important connections between economic nodes or hubs that are usually centered in urban landscapes. They do not st... READ MORE