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Competition Policy and Regulation in Ports and Shipping

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  • Llanto, Gilberto M.
  • Basilio, Leilanie Q.
  • Basilio, Enrico L.

Abstract

The Philippines is an archipelago of approximately 7,107 islands. It has a long coastline extending to 235,973 square kilometers which is longer than that of the United States (UNESCAP 2002b). The country’s archipelagic configuration requires an efficient maritime transport infrastructure composed of ports and shipping for growth and socioeconomic integration. The integration of peripheral islands to the urban economic nodes such as Metro Manila, Cebu, Davao and General Santos and the diffusion of investments and economic activities fundamentally count on an efficient road and maritime transport network. This paper examines competition policy and the regulatory framework of the port and shipping sectors. It assesses the policies and programs of the government in promoting competition in these sectors and recommends areas for policy and regulatory reform. After a brief description of the analytical underpinnings of competition policy and regulation the paper reviews the present state of competition and regulation in Philippine ports and inter-island shipping to identify emerging issues that call for policy action. It provides specific recommendations for policy and regulatory reform.

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  • Llanto, Gilberto M. & Basilio, Leilanie Q. & Basilio, Enrico L., 2005. "Competition Policy and Regulation in Ports and Shipping," Discussion Papers DP 2005-02, Philippine Institute for Development Studies.
  • Handle: RePEc:phd:dpaper:dp_2005-02
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    1. Llanto, Gilberto M. & Quimba, Francis Mark A. & Sombilla, Mercedita A., 2012. "Interregional Trade of High-value Fruits and Vegetables: Issues on Transport and Shipping," Discussion Papers DP 2012-08, Philippine Institute for Development Studies.
    2. Patalinghug, Epictetus E., 2015. "Supply Chain Connectivity: Enhancing Participation in the Global Supply Chain," Discussion Papers DP 2015-14, Philippine Institute for Development Studies.
    3. Russell Pittman, 2009. "Competition Issues in Restructuring Ports and Railways, Including Brief Consideration of these Sectors in India," EAG Discussions Papers 200906, Department of Justice, Antitrust Division.
    4. Gilberto Llanto & Eduardo Gonzalez, 2007. "Policy Reforms and Institutional Weaknesses - Closing the Gap," EABER Working Papers 21872, East Asian Bureau of Economic Research.
    5. Rafaelita M. Aldaba, 2010. "ERIA Study to Further Improve the ASEAN Economic Community Scorecard : the Philippines," Governance Working Papers 23102, East Asian Bureau of Economic Research.
    6. Roehlano M. Briones, 2009. "Agricultural Diversification and the Fruits and Vegetables Sub-Sector : Policy Issues and Development Constraints in the Philippines," Development Economics Working Papers 22951, East Asian Bureau of Economic Research.
    7. Gilberto Llanto & Eduardo Gonzalez, 2006. "Policy Reforms and Institutional Weaknesses : Closing the Gap," EABER Working Papers 21824, East Asian Bureau of Economic Research.
    8. Llanto, Gilberto M. & Navarro, Adoracion M., 2012. "The Impact of Trade Liberalization and Economic Integration on the Logistics Industry: Maritime Transport and Freight Forwarders," Discussion Papers DP 2012-19, Philippine Institute for Development Studies.
    9. Llanto, Gilberto M. & Navarro, Adoracion M., 2014. "The Impact of Trade Liberalization and Economic Integration on the Logistics Industry: Maritime Transport and Freight Forwarders," Philippine Journal of Development PJD 2012 Vol. 39 Nos. 1-2, Philippine Institute for Development Studies.

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