Quantifying the Benefits of Trade Facilitation in ASEAN
AbstractThis paper assesses the performance and progress of the ASEAN economies in trade facilitation, and the effect of improved trade facilitation on the regionfs manufacturing trade with a focus on port efficiency, customs environment, regulatory environment and service sector infrastructure. Under a scenario of raising the below-average countries halfway to the global average, ASEANfs trade is estimated to increase by $99 billion, three-quarters of which comes from the regionfs own improvements. Also, regulatory reforms, for example, enhancing transparency of trade-related regulations and ensuring law-abiding operations of the regulatory authorities, are found to be most effective.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Osaka School of International Public Policy, Osaka University in its series OSIPP Discussion Paper with number 11E006.
Length: 42 pages
Date of creation: Nov 2011
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regional integration; trade facilitation; gravity model;
Find related papers by JEL classification:
- F15 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Economic Integration
- H54 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - Infrastructures
- L51 - Industrial Organization - - Regulation and Industrial Policy - - - Economics of Regulation
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2011-11-07 (All new papers)
- NEP-INT-2011-11-07 (International Trade)
- NEP-REG-2011-11-07 (Regulation)
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