Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 1985

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This latest edition of the Survey analyzes current economic and social developments in the region against the background of events in the world economy. It also focuses on the serios problems of growth and transformation of the area's least developed and Pacific Island developing economies.



Trade expansion and instability: international environment

In the preceding chapter the focus of attention was on policy instruments adopted by developing countries in the ESCAP region for trade expansion and on some national responses to problems of instability. The efforts of developing countries to expand trade to be fruitful require a supportive external environment. The latter subject is the focus of this chapter. It deals with access to markets in developed market, developing and East European socialist economies in turn. The last section contains an examination of some international measures addressed directly or indirectly to problems of instability connected with exports of primary commodities.


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