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Trade and International Transport Services: an Analytical Framework

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  • Andriamananjara, Soamiely

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    (U.S. International Trade Commission)

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    International Transport Services (ITS) play an important role in influencing international trade flows. This paper develops an analytical framework in which ITS costs are endogenously determined. It shows that ITS sector liberalization foster international trade very much the same way tariff liberalization does. From a political economy viewpoint, a unilateral liberalization of the sector may not always be politically feasible, and a multilateral agreement can help prop up support for reform. It is further argued that deregulation and competition policy reform are more likely to be feasible if undertaken jointly.

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    Article provided by Center for Economic Integration, Sejong University in its journal Journal of Economic Integration.

    Volume (Year): 19 (2004)
    Issue (Month): ()
    Pages: 604-625

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    Handle: RePEc:ris:integr:0301

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    Keywords: International transport services; trade facilitation; competition policy; deregulation; political economy;

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    1. Prabir De & Biswa N. Bhattacharyay, 2007. "Deepening India–Bangladesh Economic Cooperation : Challenges and Opportunities," Macroeconomics Working Papers 22098, East Asian Bureau of Economic Research.
    2. Takauchi, Kazuhiro, 2012. "International R&D Rivalry with a Shipping Firm," MPRA Paper 36843, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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