IDEAS home Printed from https://ideas.repec.org/a/bpj/lawdev/v5y2012i1n7.html
   My bibliography  Save this article

Microtrade and Public Procurement: Facilitating "Aid for Trade" through Government Purchasing

Author

Listed:
  • Kim Dae-in

    (Ewha Womans University Law School)

  • Yoo Joon Koo

    (Korea National Diplomatic Academy)

Abstract

The concept of Microtrade is noteworthy because it can be a realistic policy alternative for poverty reduction in least developed countries (hereinafter LDCs). For the successful implementation of this concept, the following issues must be addressed: 1) the creation of demand, 2) supply and demand matching, and 3) shipping and distribution. In addressing these issues, public procurement can be a useful tool.In relation to creating demand, the preference for Microtrade products should be actively implemented. Public entities in developed countries can set targets for the purchasing of microtrade products and make efforts to meet these targets.For supply and demand matching, an e-procurement system should be executed. Technical assistance for strengthening the e-procurement system in LDCs and registration assistance for local producers are necessary. In this process, donor countries' international development institutions can take an active role.Incentives can be given to shipping companies which ship locally produced products (hereinafter LPPs) with very low costs. In the tendering stage of choosing shipping companies by donor countries' aid agencies, additional points can be given to enterprises which actively participate in providing shipping services for microtrade products.Aid and trade should complement each other, and “Aid for Trade” should be integrated with public procurement. In the long term, establishing certification of microtrade products will definitely facilitate this integration.

Suggested Citation

  • Kim Dae-in & Yoo Joon Koo, 2012. "Microtrade and Public Procurement: Facilitating "Aid for Trade" through Government Purchasing," The Law and Development Review, De Gruyter, vol. 5(1), pages 129-152, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:bpj:lawdev:v:5:y:2012:i:1:n:7
    as

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL: https://www.degruyter.com/view/j/ldr.2012.5.issue-1/1943-3867.1161/1943-3867.1161.xml?format=INT
    Download Restriction: For access to full text, subscription to the journal or payment for the individual article is required.

    As the access to this document is restricted, you may want to search for a different version of it.

    References listed on IDEAS

    as
    1. Oecd, 2000. "Centralised and Decentralised Public Procurement," SIGMA Papers 29, OECD Publishing.
    2. Oecd, 2006. "Implementing the 2001 DAC Recommendation on Untying Official Development Assistance ODA to the Least Developed Countries: 2006 Progress Report to the High Level Meeting," OECD Papers, OECD Publishing, vol. 6(1), pages 1-15.
    Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS)

    More about this item

    Statistics

    Access and download statistics

    Corrections

    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:bpj:lawdev:v:5:y:2012:i:1:n:7. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Peter Golla). General contact details of provider: https://www.degruyter.com .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If CitEc recognized a reference but did not link an item in RePEc to it, you can help with this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.