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Unclogging the Arteries: The Impact of Transport Costs on Latin American and Caribbean Trade

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  • Mauricio Mesquita Moreira
  • Christian Volpe Martincus
  • Juan S. Blyde

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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. The book finds that countries in Latin America and the Caribbean have transport costs that are generally higher than those of the developed world, largely because of deficiencies in infrastructure and weak competition in shipping services. It concludes that a broader and more balanced trade agenda would bring the long neglected issue of transport costs to the center of the policy debate.

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Paper provided by Inter-American Development Bank in its series IDB Publications with number 13138.

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Keywords: Trade Facilitation; Integration & Trade; Globalization & Regionalization; Trade Agreements; tariffs; integration agenda; quality of infrastructure; ALADI; lack of competition; exports; liberalization; freight rates; regulation; markets;

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  1. Mauricio Mesquita Moreira & Paolo Giordano & Antoni Estevadeordal & Tomás Serebrisky & Jordan Schwartz & Ricardo Sánchez & Aiga Stokenberga, 2010. "Nota de Discusión de Politícas: Cómo Reducir Las Brechas de Integración (Escenarios y Recomendaciones de Políticas para Promover la Infraestructura Física y Reducir los Costes del Comercio Intra," IDB Publications, Inter-American Development Bank 9338, Inter-American Development Bank.
  2. Richard Pomfret & Patricia Sourdin, 2010. "Why do trade costs vary?," Review of World Economics (Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv), Springer, Springer, vol. 146(4), pages 709-730, December.
  3. Michael E. Waugh, 2009. "International trade and income differences," Staff Report, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis 435, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis.
  4. Scott Petty & Jose Asturias, 2012. "A Model of Trade with Endogenous Transportation Costs," 2012 Meeting Papers, Society for Economic Dynamics 1095, Society for Economic Dynamics.
  5. Barbara Kotschwar, 2012. "Transportation and Communication Infrastructure in Latin America: Lessons from Asia," Working Paper Series, Peterson Institute for International Economics WP12-6, Peterson Institute for International Economics.
  6. Prabir De, 2009. "Global economic and financial crisis: India’s trade potential and future prospects," Working Papers, Asia-Pacific Research and Training Network on Trade (ARTNeT), an initiative of UNESCAP and IDRC, Canada. 6409, Asia-Pacific Research and Training Network on Trade (ARTNeT), an initiative of UNESCAP and IDRC, Canada..
  7. Volpe Martincus, Christian & Blyde, Juan, 2013. "Shaky roads and trembling exports: Assessing the trade effects of domestic infrastructure using a natural experiment," Journal of International Economics, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 90(1), pages 148-161.
  8. Jordan Schwartz & José Luis Guasch & Gordon Wilmsmeier, 2009. "Logistics, Transport and Food Prices in LAC: Policy Guidance for Improving Efficiency and Reducing Costs," IDB Publications, Inter-American Development Bank 9324, Inter-American Development Bank.
  9. World Bank, 2010. "Logistics in Argentina : Analysis, Options and Strategies to Overcome Emerging Restrictions," World Bank Other Operational Studies, The World Bank 12553, The World Bank.
  10. Pablo Guerrero & Krista Lucenti & Sebastián Galarza S., 2009. "Trade Logistic and Regional Integration in Latin America & the Caribbean," IDB Publications, Inter-American Development Bank 9331, Inter-American Development Bank.
  11. Guerrero, Pablo & Lucenti, Krista & Galarza, Sebastián, 2010. "Trade Logistics and Regional Integration in Latin America and the Caribbean," ADBI Working Papers, Asian Development Bank Institute 233, Asian Development Bank Institute.
  12. Richard Pomfret & Patricia Sourdin, 2010. "Trade Facilitation And The Measurement Of Trade Costs," Journal of International Commerce, Economics and Policy (JICEP), World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd., World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd., vol. 1(01), pages 145-163.

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