The Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Report (APTIR) 2014 was prepared under the substantive direction and guidance of Ravi Ratnayake, Director, Trade and Investment Division (TID) of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP). The core team of authors led by Mia Mikic, comprised TID staff (in alphabetical order) Witada Anukoonwattaka, Yann Duval, Adam Heal, Soo Hyun Kim, Rajan Ratna, Khan Salehin, Heini Salonen and Tengfei Wang. Many research assistants from the Asia-Pacific Research and Training Network on Trade (ARTNeT) as well as ESCAP interns contributed to the report through: the compilation and tabulation of statistical data; the preparation of country and subregional trade briefs; and undertaking background research and referencing. These were (also in alphabetical order): Maria B. Borda, Panit Buranawijarn, Yisi Chen, Romain Galgani, Daniela García Santibáñez, Alin Horj, Fiona Jing Huang, Benjamin Jourdan, Diana Lee, Teodora Mladenovic, Giovanni Palmioli, Maria Romera, Chorthip Utoktham and Pei Zhao. Several interns and ARTNeT associated researchers assisted ESCAP with the translation of country and subregional trade briefs into national languages for easier and more effective dissemination. These were Sven Callebaut, Mi Jin Choi, Phouphet Kyophilavong, Yuyuan Li, Dionisius Narjoko, Puspa Sharma, Angel Versetti, Enkhbold Voroshilov, Vu Hoang Dat and Mohammad Yunus. Eric Hermouet and Krisana Boonpriroje of the ESCAP Statistics Division and Panjai Limchupong of TID collaborated on the preparation of the trade performance indicator tables available from the ESCAP online statistical database.

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