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Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Report 2017

Channelling Trade and Investment into Sustainable Development

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This report aims to deepen understanding of trends and developments in trade, investment and regional integration in the Asia-Pacific region; emerging issues in trade, investment and trade facilitation policies, and impacts of these policies on countries' abilities to meet the challenges of achieving inclusive and sustainable development. It offers innovative policy options to meet the challenges of achieving sustainable trade and investment. It contains separate country and subregional country briefs. Part I delves into recent trends and developments pertaining to trade in merchandise and commercial services, and foreign direct investment (FDI) flows. Part II analyses how trade and investment are interlinked and can be channeled into sustainable development.

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Commercial services trade: A mild rebound

Commercial services trade has become essential for developed and developing countries to increase productivity in both agricultural and manufacturing sectors. Additionally, it is critical for building infrastructure and enhancing access to quality health, education and other important services. Commercial services are grouped into four major categories: transport, travel, goods-related services, and other commercial services.

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