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Publications in English

  1. Augusti 2008 | Rapporter | English

    Supply Chain Security Initiatives

    A Trade Facilitation Perspective

    The number of security initiatives that exert an influence on international trade has increased continuously after the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. The requirements placed on the international supply chain are increasing steadily and it is becoming all the more difficult to obtain an exhaustive picture of the entire system of security requirements. The Swedish Trade Procedures Council (SWEPRO), which is a Swedish forum for cooperation on trade procedures, has established that there is a need for comprehensive information on the security initiatives and the effects they have on international trade. This report, produced by the Swedish National Board of Trade, is a response to this need. The report contains a survey of the most important initiatives, some of the economic studies that have been made on the subject, and a detailed comparison between security initiatives in the USA and EU.

  2. Maj 2008 | Rapporter | English

    Deals on Wheels

    The Harmonisation of Vehicle Regulations

    This study fills two primary functions: to serve as stock-taking excercise of international hamonisation of vehicle regulations and analyse the effectiveness of the current system. The overview of the status of the harmonisation consists of an introduction to two multilateral agreements - the 1958 Agreement and the 1998 Agreement of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe - as well as a look at the vehicle regulations in seven economies: China, The EU, India, Japan Russia, South Korea and the US. 

  3. Maj 2008 | Rapporter | English

    The WTO decision on compulsory licensing

    On August 30, 2003, the World Trade Organization, WTO, accepted a set of new rules intended to improve access to medicines in developing countries. In this study, the National Board of Trade analyses whether this new set of rules can enable import of patented medicines to developing countries. There is a yearly review of the new rules in the Council for TRIPS in the WTO but so far it has not been a substantive review of the new system as such. 

  4. Maj 2008 | Rapporter | English

    The relationship between international trade and foreign direct investments for Swedish multinational enterprises

    This study is based on recent theoretical and empirical literature and examines how international trade and FDI are related by evaluating the impact of increased world economy and trade liberalization on the Swedish exports and foreign affiliate production.

  5. November 2006 | Rapporter | English

    Economic Implications of the Doha Round

    In this report, the Swedish National Board of Trade has analysed the possible economic outcome of the Doha Development Agenda (DDA). The new round of negotiations is named after the capital of Qatar, where it was launched in November 2001 by member states of the World Trade Organization (WTO).

  6. November 2005 | Rapporter | English

    How Can the Doha Negotiations Promote Development?

  7. Juni 2005 | Rapporter | English

    Open for Business?

    A Comparative Analysis of the Trade Policies of the European Union, the United States, Canada and Japan

    This comparative analysis studies the trade policies of the four major industrialised trading nations or blocs: the EU, the US, Canada and Japan. The four countries are also known as “the Quad”. Using more than 70, mostly quantitative, indicators, it compares the openness for imports in industrial and agricultural goods as well as in services. Also included are the horizontal issues of free trade agreements and trade preferences towards developing countries.

  8. November 2004 | Rapporter | English

    Climate and Trade Rules: Harmony or Conflict?

    Harmony or Conflict?

    Climate change has been acknowledged as one of the most significant global environmental problems. This report investigates the relationship between the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), its Kyoto Protocol and WTO rules.

  9. Augusti 2004 | Rapporter | English

    Consequences of the WTO Agreements for Developing Countries

    In this report, the National Board of Trade contributes with its view of the consequences of the WTO agreements for developing countries, based on existing research and analysis. The report has been written at the request of the Swedish Parliament.

  10. Maj 2004 | Rapporter | English

    WTO-avtalens konsekvenser för u-länder

    I denna rapport bidrar Kommerskollegium med sin syn på WTO-avtalens konsekvenser för u-länderna utifrån tillgänglig forskning och analys. Rapporten är gjord på uppdrag av den svenska regeringen efter en beställning av riksdagen.

    Rapporten är främst bakåtblickande. Syftet med uppdraget har varit att sammanfatta hur u-länderna hittills har påverkats av WTO. Den nu pågående förhandlingsrundan ("Doharundan"), liksom de förhandlingsfrågor som ryms inom denna behandlas därför inte. Rapporten har således fokuserats på en utvärdering av effekterna av existerande bestämmelser i WTO om varuhandel, tjänstehandel, immaterialrätt och tvistlösning.

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