Content of Deep Trade Agreements

The dataset on the content of preferential trade agreements (PTAs) maps 52 provisions in 279 PTAs notified at WTO signed between 1958 and 2015. It also includes information about legal enforceability of each provision.

Type: 
Time Series
Topics: 
Trade
Economy Coverage: 
Economy Coverage not specified
Languages Supported: 
English
Number of Economies: 
189
Geographical Coverage: 
East Asia & Pacific
Europe & Central Asia
Latin America & Caribbean
Middle East & North Africa
South Asia
Sub-Saharan Africa
GP & CCSAs: 
Trade & Competitiveness
Access Options:
Download
Temporal Coverage: 
1958 - 2015

Update Frequency

Update Frequency: 
No fixed schedule
Release Date: 
October 27, 2016

Last Updated

Last Updated: 
February 20, 2018
Data Notes: 
Contact information: amulabdic@worldbank.org ; Alberto.Osnago@wto.org ; mruta@worldbank.org
EXCEL ZIP

Bilateral observations

The “Bilateral Observations” file is a bilateral version of the dataset. Each observation is a country pair-year-agreement. Notice that some country-pairs appear multiple times in certain years if they have more than one agreement in force in that year. For example Angola and DRC in 2000 were in COMESA and SADC. The variables are the same as in the excel files. Important notice: The Bilateral Observations file excludes Partial Scope Agreements (PSA).
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EXCEL

Trade agreements

The “Trade Agreements” file lists all the agreements available (279) with the coding of 52 provisions. The name and description of all variables is listed in the “read me” sheet. The “read me” sheet also explain the coding of legal enforceability.
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Hofmann Claudia, Alberto Osnago and Michele Ruta, (2017). "Horizontal Depth: A New Database on the Content of Preferential Trade Agreements". Policy Research working paper; no. WPS 7981. Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.

The dataset on the content of preferential trade agreements (PTAs) maps 52 provisions in 279 PTAs notified at WTO signed between 1958 and 2015. It also includes information about legal enforceability of each provision.

Dataset Info

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FieldValue
Modified Date
2018-02-26
Release Date
December 31,1969
Periodicity
Annual
Identifier
c100e48c-0c65-463d-bfe7-66689288c271
License
License Not Specified
Temporal Coverage
Temporal Coverage: 
1958 - 2015
Rating: 
0
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Type: 
Languages Supported: 
Economy Coverage: 
GP & CCSAs: 
Terms of Use: 
Number of Economies: 
189
Update Frequency: 
Data Classification of a Dataset: 
Source Type: 
Start Date: 
Wednesday, January 1, 1958
End Date: 
Thursday, December 31, 2015
GTC
Release Date: 
Thursday, October 27, 2016
Last Updated Date: 
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Granularity: 
Data Notes: 
Contact information: amulabdic@worldbank.org <Alen Mulabdic>; Alberto.Osnago@wto.org <Alberto Osnago>; mruta@worldbank.org <Michele Ruta>
Citation Text: 
Hofmann Claudia, Alberto Osnago and Michele Ruta, (2017). "Horizontal Depth: A New Database on the Content of Preferential Trade Agreements". Policy Research working paper; no. WPS 7981. Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.
Modified date: 
17582
Primary Dataset: 
Yes

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