Belgium : Selected Issues Paper

Publication Date: March 20, 2012
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Summary: This Selected Issues Paper on Belgium provides an overview of the extent of trade and financial openness of Belgium and the links to particular countries. With an export-to-GDP ratio of 79 percent, Belgium belongs to the most open economies in Europe and also globally. Its exports are highly concentrated with a share of three-fourths of total merchandise exports accounted for by the European Union, of which close to two-thirds go to Germany, France, and the Netherlands.
Series: Country Report No. 12/56
Subject(s): Labor market policy | Labor market reforms | Pension reforms | Selected issues | Spillovers | Tax reforms | Taxation

Publication Date: March 20, 2012
ISBN/ISSN: 9781475502398/1934-7685 Format: Paper
Stock No: 1BELEA2012002 Pages: 54
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