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Measuring Regulatory Restrictions in Logistics Services

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  • Claire HOLLWEG

    (School of Economics, University of Adelaide, Australia)

  • Marn-Heong WONG

    (Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore)

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    This study measures the extent of restrictions on trade in logistics services in the ASEAN+6 economies by constructing a logistics regulatory restrictiveness index for each economy that quantifies the extent of government regulations faced by logistics service providers. This is the first study of its kind to construct a regulatory index of the entire logistics sector, which includes the main modes of international transport and customs restrictions. The indices show that large differences exist in the logistics regulatory environment of ASEAN+6 economies. Many of these economies are open to trade in logistics services, while others are relatively restrictive. Malaysia, China, Indonesia, Lao PDR, the Philippines and Vietnam are the most restrictive economies of logistics services in this region. Relatively, Singapore and Australia are the most open economies for trade in logistics services, along with Japan and New Zealand. Preliminary investigations find evidence of negative relationships between logistics regulatory restrictiveness and logistics sector performance, as measured by the World Bank's Logistics Performance Index and its sub-components. These findings support that notion that a less restricted trade environment results in better performance for the logistics sector.

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    Paper provided by Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) in its series Working Papers with number d017.

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    Date of creation: 2009
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    Keywords: Logistics; Transport; Government Regulation; Trade; East Asia;

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    Cited by:
    1. Shepherd, Ben & Pasadilla, Gloria, 2012. "Services as a New Engine of Growth for ASEAN, the People’s Republic of China, and India," ADBI Working Papers 349, Asian Development Bank Institute.
    2. Aldaba, Rafaelita M. & Pasadilla, Gloria O., 2011. "The ASEAN Services Sector and the Growth Rebalancing Model," Discussion Papers DP 2011-01, Philippine Institute for Development Studies.
    3. Fukunari Kimura & Ayako Obashi, 2011. "Production Networks in East Asia : What We Know So Far," Microeconomics Working Papers 23216, East Asian Bureau of Economic Research.
    4. Sebastián Sáez, 2010. "Trade in Services Negotiations : A Guide for Developing Countries," World Bank Publications, The World Bank, number 2481, July.
    5. Rosa Puertas & Luisa Martí & Leandro García, 2014. "Logistics performance and export competitiveness: European experience," Empirica, Springer, vol. 41(3), pages 467-480, August.

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