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The Impact of Information Technology in Trade Facilitation on Small and Medium Enterprises in the Philippines


  • Loreli C. de Dios

    () (Center for the Advancement of Trade Integration and Facilitation, Manila, Philippines)


The paper is focusing on electronic lodgment through web-based applications of value-added service providers as the IT-based trade facilitation measure, the survey of Customs Brokers conducted in this study revealed that lodgment time in the Philippines dropped to one hour or less as a result, compared to previous lodgment times of one and a half to one day.

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  • Loreli C. de Dios, 2009. "The Impact of Information Technology in Trade Facilitation on Small and Medium Enterprises in the Philippines," Working Papers 7409, Asia-Pacific Research and Training Network on Trade (ARTNeT), an initiative of UNESCAP and IDRC, Canada..
  • Handle: RePEc:esc:wpaper:7409

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    Information Techonology; Trade Facilitation; SME; Philippines;

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    • F1 - International Economics - - Trade

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