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John S. Wilson, World Bank1 Trade Facilitation and Development: Recent World Bank Experience WTO Workshop on Technical Assistance and Capacity Building.

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1 John S. Wilson, World Bank1 Trade Facilitation and Development: Recent World Bank Experience WTO Workshop on Technical Assistance and Capacity Building May 10-11, 2001 John S. Wilson, The World Bank

2 John S. Wilson, World Bank2 Outline and Objectives Bank Mission and Priorities Trade-Related Lending Facilitation Examples Future Challenges

3 John S. Wilson, World Bank3 The World Bank Group International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) Founded in Bretton Woods IMF and IBRD

4 John S. Wilson, World Bank4 Mission and Operations Poverty Reduction and Development 182 member Governments Loans, Loan Guarantees, Technical Assistance

5 John S. Wilson, World Bank5 World Bank Agenda Development and Trade –Focus on Least Developed –Mainstreaming Trade in Bank Operations Comprehensive Development Strategy Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers Development Committee Report, April 2001 Non-tariff Barriers as Priority

6 John S. Wilson, World Bank6 Lending Profile Assets in $227 Billion Loans Outstanding in $116 Billion Cash and Liquid Investments -- $30 Billion

7 John S. Wilson, World Bank7 Bank Lending (IBRD and IDA) FY $28.9 Billion –Global Financial Crisis (Asia, Russia) FY $15.3 Billion –(Private capital flows, smaller loans for public sector)

8 John S. Wilson, World Bank8 Bank Trade-Related Lending FY % of Lending Trade-Related –$6.9 Billion FY00 - $650 million in Trade-Related project lending (estimated)

9 John S. Wilson, World Bank9 Estimated Bank Lending Related to Trade Facilitation FY99 (in millions of U.S. Dollars)

10 John S. Wilson, World Bank10 Project Examples Customs -- Southeastern Europe – $78.4 million Transport -- Honduras – $66 million Regulatory Reform -- Malawi – $28.9 million

11 John S. Wilson, World Bank11 Lessons Learned? Long-term Perspective Important Modernization is Costly Government Must Take Lead - Ownership Transparent Legal Framework Critical

12 John S. Wilson, World Bank12 More Lessons Learned? Synergies of Reform –Customs, Standards, Regulatory Structures Empirical Evidence Needed –U.S. Trust Fund for Africa –Bank Global TBT Database –Trade Facilitation in APEC

13 John S. Wilson, World Bank13 The WTO and Next Steps Focus on UR Implementation –Beyond Seminars –Private Sector Technical Assistance Future WTO Disciplines? –TF Principles are Sound

14 John S. Wilson, World Bank14 Next Steps Cont. A Comprehensive Agenda in New Round Donor Coordination Critical –Standards Development Forum (SDF)

15 John S. Wilson, World Bank15 Thank You John S. Wilson Development Economics Research Group The World Bank Phone: Website:


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