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Analysis on International Trade of CLM Countries


  • Nu, Nu Lwin


Since their accession to AFTA, trade volumes of CLM countries have being grownrapidly while their trade patterns and directions have significantly changed.Recognizing the importance of international trade in CLM economies, this studyattempts to analyze the trade patterns of CLM countries based the gravity model.The empirical analysis is conducted to identify the determining factors of eachcountry’s bilateral trade flows and policy implications for promoting their trade.

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  • Nu, Nu Lwin, 2009. "Analysis on International Trade of CLM Countries," IDE Discussion Papers 215, Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization(JETRO).
  • Handle: RePEc:jet:dpaper:dpaper215

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    1. Jinhwan OH & Kyi Cin THANT, 2016. "Impact Of Myanmar’S Trade Liberalization On The Country’S International Trade Environment: A Gravity Approach," Applied Econometrics and International Development, Euro-American Association of Economic Development, vol. 16(2), pages 141-156.
    2. Evelyn S. Devadason, 2013. "Whither Sub-Regional Cooperation? The CLMV Perspective," Institutions and Economies (formerly known as International Journal of Institutions and Economies), Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya, vol. 5(2), pages 1-36, July.
    3. Mohd Rosli, 2013. "Book Review: Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Access to Finance in Selected East Asian Economies, by Charlies Harvie, Sothea Oum and Dionisius A. Narjoko, (eds), ERIA Research Project Report 2010-1," Institutions and Economies (formerly known as International Journal of Institutions and Economies), Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya, vol. 5(2), pages 159-160, July.

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    CLM Countries; ASEAN; East Asia; FTA; Bilateral Trade; Cambodia; Laos; Myanmar; International Trade;

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    • F14 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Empirical Studies of Trade

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