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Enhancing Export Competitiveness through Trade Facilitation in Asia

In: Impact of Trade Facilitation on Export Competitiveness: a Regional Perspective


  • Peng Bin

    (United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP))


The factors that affect export competitiveness are complex. From a firm's perspective, an appropriate trading environment in which the firm can conduct its business plays an important role in the creation of competitiveness. Thus, a trade-enabling environment, based on (a) adequate trade policies; (b) an efficient trade and customs administration system; and (c) good infrastructure, is critical for enterprises to compete effectively in the global economy.

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  • Peng Bin, 2009. "Enhancing Export Competitiveness through Trade Facilitation in Asia," STUDIES IN TRADE AND INVESTMENT,in: Impact of Trade Facilitation on Export Competitiveness: a Regional Perspective, volume 66, chapter 1, pages 1-17 United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).
  • Handle: RePEc:unt:ecchap:tipub2543_peng

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    1. Dollar, David & Micco, Alejandro & Clark, Ximena, 2002. "Maritime transport costs and port efficiency," Policy Research Working Paper Series 2781, The World Bank.
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    3. Michael Engman, 2005. "The Economic Impact of Trade Facilitation," OECD Trade Policy Papers 21, OECD Publishing.
    4. Peter Walkenhorst & Tadashi Yasui, 2004. "Quantitative Assessment of the Benefits of Trade Facilitation," International Trade 0401008, EconWPA.
    5. Hildegunn Kyvik Nordås & Enrico Pinali & Massimo Geloso Grosso, 2006. "Logistics and Time as a Trade Barrier," OECD Trade Policy Papers 35, OECD Publishing.
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    Export; Competitiveness; Trade; Facilitation; Asia; custom; regional;

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    • F1 - International Economics - - Trade


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