Summary of The Global Enabling Trade Report 2014

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The Global Enabling Trade Report 2014 summary
Certain countries excel at facilitating trade. Here’s what the rest of the world can do to catch up.


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The World Economic Forum’s biennial report on global trade offers a much-needed benchmark for gauging regional and national progress in improving the various factors that facilitate trade. Editors Margareta Drzeniek Hanouz, Thierry Geiger and Sean Doherty highlight areas that authorities should focus on to bring about a list of commerce-boosting improvements. Their analysis is so stuffed full of facts and figures that, while it can be overwhelming to absorb, it serves as an essential reference guide on global trade. This level of information can provide businesses with a great starting place for assessing the advantages and disadvantages of almost any regional target market. getAbstract considers this report an essential addition to the ongoing global trade discussion among government and corporate leaders.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What trade barriers limit commerce in the world’s advanced and developing regions,
  • How policy changes can reduce these barriers, and
  • What specific trading challenges Latin America and the Caribbean face.


Assessing Global Trade
After several years of negotiations, the 159 members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) finally agreed on and adopted the “Bali Package” in December 2013. This accord introduces measures to liberalize and facilitate trade, particularly in underdeveloped countries...
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About the Authors

Margareta Drzeniek Hanouz, Thierry Geiger and Sean Doherty work for the World Economic Forum, an independent global organization that engages leaders across business, politics, academia and society in efforts to improve the state of the world.

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