Does Country Size Matter for Trade Facilitation Assistance?

Greater attention is now being devoted to trade facilitation measures. The 159 members of the WTO agreed during their December 2013 meeting in Bali on a Trade Facilitation Agreement. And, the European Commission, the World Bank, and other donors have just launched the implementation of the Trade Facilitation Support Program…

Sanctions and Exports Deflection

Exports sanctions continue to be a tool used by countries to influence policies of other governments, and export sanctions against Iran are no exception. Over the last century, sanctions were imposed 174 times by different countries. By definition, sanctions increase export costs. However, despite the importance of export costs in…