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Towards a better understanding of the political economy of regional integration in the GMS: Stakeholder coordination and consultation for subregional trade facilitation in China

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  • Xiong Bin

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  • Wen Shuhui

    (Kunming University of Science and Technology, Yunnan province, China)

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The main contribution of this paper is the identification of obstacles at the different levels of coordination, and constructive recommendations for (a) improving the effectiveness of existing coordination and (b) forging linkages where necessary between the various stakeholders i.e., central and provincial governments, state-owned enterprises, the private sector – including industrial associations, and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) – border communities, donors and development partners, and civil organizations are the main stakeholders.

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  • Xiong Bin & Wen Shuhui, 2009. "Towards a better understanding of the political economy of regional integration in the GMS: Stakeholder coordination and consultation for subregional trade facilitation in China," Working Papers 7709, Asia-Pacific Research and Training Network on Trade (ARTNeT), an initiative of UNESCAP and IDRC, Canada..
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    1. Yann Duval, 2008. "Economic Cooperation and Regional Integration in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS)," Working Paper Series 208, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).
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    Political economy; GMS; Trade Facilitation; China;

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    • F1 - International Economics - - Trade

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