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Quantifying the Benefits of Trade Facilitation in ASEAN

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  • Tsunehiro Otsuki

    (Osaka School of International Public Policy, Osaka University)

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This paper assesses the performance and progress of the ASEAN economies in trade facilitation, and the effect of improved trade facilitation on the region fs manufacturing trade with a focus on port efficiency, customs environment, regulatory environment and service sector infrastructure. Under a scenario of raising the below-average countries halfway to the global average, ASEAN fs trade is estimated to increase by $99 billion, three-quarters of which comes from the region fs own improvements. Also, regulatory reforms, for example, enhancing transparency of trade-related regulations and ensuring law-abiding operations of the regulatory authorities, are found to be most effective.

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  • Tsunehiro Otsuki, 2011. "Quantifying the Benefits of Trade Facilitation in ASEAN," OSIPP Discussion Paper 11E006, Osaka School of International Public Policy, Osaka University.
  • Handle: RePEc:osp:wpaper:11e006
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    1. Hiau LooiKee & Alessandro Nicita & Marcelo Olarreaga, 2009. "Estimating Trade Restrictiveness Indices," Economic Journal, Royal Economic Society, vol. 119(534), pages 172-199, January.
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    3. John S. Wilson & Catherine L. Mann & Tsunehiro Otsuki, 2005. "Assessing the Benefits of Trade Facilitation: A Global Perspective," The World Economy, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 28(6), pages 841-871, June.
    4. John S. Wilson & Catherine L. Mann & Tsunehiro Otsuki, 2003. "Trade Facilitation and Economic Development: A New Approach to Quantifying the Impact," World Bank Economic Review, World Bank Group, vol. 17(3), pages 367-389, December.
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    Keywords

    regional integration; trade facilitation; gravity model;

    JEL classification:

    • F15 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Economic Integration
    • H54 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - Infrastructures
    • L51 - Industrial Organization - - Regulation and Industrial Policy - - - Economics of Regulation

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