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03/01/2013
Hans-Peter Brunner

Economic corridors connect economic agents along a defined geography. They provide important connections between economic nodes or hubs that are usually centered in

12/01/2013
Konstantin M. Wacker, Philipp Großkurth, Tabea Lakemann

This paper addresses in more detail the question raised in Wacker (2011b): why does foreign direct investment (FDI) generally have a positive impact on developing countries’ terms of trade except in the case of South Asia?

10/01/2014
Sung Heun Ha, Sang Won Lim

This working paper discusses on how to facilitate integration of international supply chain using paperless trade in the Asia-Pacific Region. The paper defines paperless trade and describes how paperless trade can improve efficiency of international supply chain.

09/01/2014
Shintaro Hamanaka

At the Ninth Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO) held in Bali on 3–6 December 2013, the ministers agreed upon the WTO Agreement on Trade facilitation

10/01/2013
Simon Evenett

The resort to discrimination in the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region against foreign commercial interests is documented in this paper and compared to aggregate statistics for worldwide policy choice and for a comparator group of developing countries in the Asia Pacific region.

10/01/2013
Donghyun Park, Marcus Noland

This book analyzes the current state of the region's service sector, the salient barriers to service sector development, and the prospects for the sector to serve as an engine for inclusive growth. The guiding principle for Asian policy makers must be to create more competitive service markets by breaking down regulatory barriers which protect vested interests.

01/01/2008
Mauricio Mesquita Moreira, Christian Martincus Volpe, Juan S. Blyde

The book explores the impact of transport costs on trade in Latin America and the Caribbean, and argues that transport costs have assumed an unprecedented strategic importance to the region. The region can no longer rely solely on trade agreements, proximity, labor costs and an abundant supply of natural resources to give it a competitive advantage in international trade.

10/01/2013
Mauricio Mesquita Moreira, Juan S. Blyde, Christian Martincus Volpe, Danielken Molina

This study assesses the role of domestic transport costs ("factory-to-port") in shaping the level and diversification of countries' overall and subnational exports. The subnational dimension is particularly important given that LAC's exports are heavily concentrated in a few municipalities.

03/01/2014
Reena B. Gordon, Kati Souminen

This report offers practical recommendations for policymakers, companies, and practitioners on how to reduce each one of these barriers. It also presents three areas that can be leveraged to internationalize SMEs: global value chains, the LAC diaspora in the United States, and e-commerce.

01/01/2014
Juan S. Blyde

The internationalization of production processes – the so-called global value chain (GVC) revolution – has opened a new pathway to industrial development. Nations initially join GVCs to become competitive internationally, and then go on to industrialize by intensifying their participation in the networks.

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