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Behind the Border Trade Facilitation in Asia-Pacific: Cost of Trade, Credit Information, Contract Enforcement and Regulatory Coherence

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  • Yann Duval

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  • Chorthip Utoktham

    (United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific ( UNESCAP), Thailand)

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This paper evaluates the potential contribution of both trade and business facilitation measures to trade and export competitiveness, as well as the potential gains from adopting a more integrated and coherent approach to trade and business (investment) facilitation.

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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 6709.

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Date of creation: May 2009
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Handle: RePEc:esc:wpaper:6709

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Keywords: Behind the Border; Trade Facilitation; Cost of Trade; Credit Information; Contract Enforcement; Regulatory Coherence; Asia-Pacific;

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Cited by:
  1. Prabir De, 2009. "Global economic and financial crisis: India’s trade potential and future prospects," Working Papers 6409, Asia-Pacific Research and Training Network on Trade (ARTNeT), an initiative of UNESCAP and IDRC, Canada..
  2. Paras Kharel & Anil Belbase, 2010. "Integrating Landlocked Developing Countires into international trading system through trade facilitaion," Working Papers 8410, Asia-Pacific Research and Training Network on Trade (ARTNeT), an initiative of UNESCAP and IDRC, Canada..
  3. Yann Duval & Chorthip Utoktham, 2011. "Intraregional Trade Costs in Asia: A Primer," Asia-Pacific Development Journal, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), vol. 18(2), pages 1-23, December.
  4. Prabir De, 2009. "Regional Cooperation for Regional Infrastructure Development : Challenges and Policy Options for South Asia," Development Economics Working Papers 22988, East Asian Bureau of Economic Research.

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