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Logistics, Transport and Food Prices in LAC: Policy Guidance for Improving Efficiency and Reducing Costs

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  • Jordan Schwartz
  • José Luis Guasch
  • Gordon Wilmsmeier

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Second Meeting of the Finance Minister of the Americas and the Caribbean

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Paper provided by Inter-American Development Bank in its series IDB Publications with number 9324.

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Keywords: Trade Agreements; Integration & Trade; Globalization & Regionalization; Viña del Mar; Chile;

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  1. Nabil Chaherli & John Nash, 2013. "Agricultural Exports from Latin America and the Caribbean : Harnessing Trade to Feed the World and Promote Development," World Bank Other Operational Studies, The World Bank 16048, The World Bank.

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