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A Comparative Analysis of Trade Facilitation in Selected Regional and Bilateral Trade Agreement

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  • Institute for International Trade

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    (Institute for International Business, Economics and Law)

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    This study compared the treatment of trade facilitation in four selected regional trade agreements, AFTA, APEC, SAFRA and PACER, and in one bilateral free trade agreement being the Australia-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (ASFTA), with a view to determining model trade facilitation principles and measures which may be instructive for developing country negotiations and policy makers.

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    Paper provided by Asia-Pacific Research and Training Network on Trade (ARTNeT), an initiative of UNESCAP and IDRC, Canada. in its series Working Papers with number 1706.

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    Length: 45 pages
    Date of creation: Aug 2006
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    Publication status: Published in ARTNeT website
    Handle: RePEc:esc:wpaper:1706

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    Keywords: Liberalisation; Logistics Sector; Trade Facilitation; AFTA; APEC; SAFTA; PACER; ASFTA;

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