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PTAs are widening the scope of tariff-free trade, but trade liberalization varies among countries and sectors.

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The World Bank Group outlines priorities for trade facilitation reform within the Belt and Road Initiative trade corridors.

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Mar 29, 2018

Belt and Road Initiative

The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is an ambitious effort to improve regional cooperation and connectivity on a trans-continental scale.

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May 03, 2018

Regional Trade Agreements

Deep trade agreements are increasing in number and depth. Find out why they are important to regional integration.

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Mar 29, 2018

One South Asia

The World Bank Group supports greater cooperation and regional economic integration in South Asia.

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Apr 03, 2018

Database: Content of Deep Trade Agreements

This dataset on the content of preferential trade agreements (PTAs) maps 52 provisions in 279 PTAs notified at WTO signed between 1958 and 2015.

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Dec 01, 2016

Africa - Regional integration stories from the field

The World Bank Group's Regional Integration Program in Sub-Saharan Africa allows countries to come together to address challenges of small and fragmented markets.

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