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Beyond trade facilitation: impact of the domestic business environment on export competitiveness in Asia and the Pacific

In: Rising Non-Tariff Protectionism and Crisis Recovery


  • Yann Duval


  • Chorthip Utoktham

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


This paper evaluates the potential contribution of both trade and non-trade specific business facilitation measures to trade and export competitiveness, as well as the potential gains from adopting a more integrated and coherent approach to trade and business (investment) facilitation.

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  • Yann Duval & Chorthip Utoktham &, 2010. "Beyond trade facilitation: impact of the domestic business environment on export competitiveness in Asia and the Pacific," STUDIES IN TRADE AND INVESTMENT,in: Rising Non-Tariff Protectionism and Crisis Recovery, chapter 6, pages 111-136 United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).
  • Handle: RePEc:unt:ecchap:tipub2587_chap6

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    Cited by:

    1. Syed Saifuddin Hossain & Md. Tariqur Rahman, 2011. "Facilitating Trade through Simplification of Trade Processes and Procedures in Bangladesh," Working Papers 9311, Asia-Pacific Research and Training Network on Trade (ARTNeT), an initiative of UNESCAP and IDRC, Canada..

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    Trade costs; facilitation; APEC; ASEAN; goods;

    JEL classification:

    • F1 - International Economics - - Trade


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