UNCTAD statistics collect a series of data collected from national and international sources from 1948. The database contains more than 150 indicators of international trade, economic trends, foreign direct investment and non-traditional indicators such as trade in creative goods and services and trade in information and communication technologies. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) statistical database provides key data on intra- and extra-ASEAN trade in goods and services, foreign direct investment and other macroeconomic indicators for the ten ASEAN member states. But these agreements must be seen in a global context as a springboard to full integration into a global market economy. This is an additional way to ensure that governments implement measures to liberalize, privatize and deregulate the corporate globalization agenda. Lisa Lechner. 2017. „The domestic policy dispute over non-trade issues in preferential trade agreements.“ Review of International Political Economy, 23, 5, 840-871. Download One of its stated objectives was to contribute to „harmonious development and the expansion of world trade“ by removing barriers to bilateral trade. The IMF provides access to trade and investment data through the following databases: Directorate of Trade Statistics (DOTS), Balance of Payments Statistics (BOPS) and International Financial Statistics (IFC). The data cover all 188 IMF members from 1948 onset and include transnational trade flows, international economic transactions and the international investment positions of member states. Baccini, Leonardo and Johannes Urpelainen.
2014. „International institutions and domestic policy: can preferential trade agreements help heads of state or government promote economic reforms?“ The Journal of Politics, 76, 1, 195-214. Download Your EU gateway to trade information for exporters and imports Eurostat provides users with data on cross-border trade in goods and services, value added for exports and investment in all 28 EU Member States. Bilateral free trade agreements (FAs) are concluded between two countries. Many governments around the world have signed, negotiated or are considering new bilateral free trade and investment agreements. The Design of Free Trade Agreements (DESTA) database collects data on different types of preferential trade agreements (PTA) (e.g. B unions, free trade agreements, economic integration agreements, etc.). Starting in 1947, users will be able to browse about 790 PTAs with information on sector coverage, depth of commitments, trade integration and compliance. Avenue, Todd, Manfred Elsig and Andrew Lugg. 2017.
„Is the European Union`s trade agreement with Canada new or recycled? A text-as-data approach.“ Global Policy, 8, 2, 246-252. Download WITS provides access to international trade and market access indicators for 199 countries and 20 pre-defined groups from 1962.- WITS allows users to view and analyze trade and tariff data. Convert data between different nomenclatures (harmonized system (SH) and standard International Trade Classification (CTCI). WiTS also includes a simulation tool to calculate the impact of tariff changes on trade flows, customs revenues and consumer well-being using partial balance modeling tools. From 1960, DataBank provided users with chronological data on trade and investment for all 188 world Bank member countries. The data include trade flows, tariffs, terms of trade and foreign direct investment. Avenue, Todd, Manfred Elsig and Andrew Lugg. 2017. „The links between the World Trade Organization and preferential trade agreements: an analysis of the text.“ Journal of International Economic Law, 20, 2, 333-363.
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