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The Impact of Information Technology in Trade Facilitation on Small and Medium-sized Enterprises in Sri Lanka

In: Studies in Trade and Investment: The Development Impact of Information Technology in Trade Facilitation

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  • Janaka Wijayasiri

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

  • Suwendrani Jayaratne

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

Abstract

This chapter examines the extent of automation of trade facilitation in Sri Lanka and assesses the impact of automation on SMEs in Sri Lanka. The focus of the study was on the experiences of the garment industry, which has been an important driver in the Sri Lankan economy in recent years.

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  • Janaka Wijayasiri & Suwendrani Jayaratne, 2010. "The Impact of Information Technology in Trade Facilitation on Small and Medium-sized Enterprises in Sri Lanka," STUDIES IN TRADE AND INVESTMENT,in: Studies in Trade and Investment: The Development Impact of Information Technology in Trade Facilitation, volume 69, chapter 7 United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).
  • Handle: RePEc:unt:ecchap:tipub2584_chap7
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    Keywords

    Trade facilitation; automation; garment industry; IT; SMEs; export; customs; Sri Lanka;

    JEL classification:

    • F1 - International Economics - - Trade

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