National Trade Policy for Export Success

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This book outlines how trade policy reform can reduce business costs for production and logistics to improve competitiveness of companies and industry sectors. It provides business associations with a valuable tool to assess and influence trade policy and related regulations using cases and examples of policy, legal and regulatory changes (both positive and negative) from around the world. It weighs the benefits and costs of trade policy options, which is relevant to both business associations and other stakeholders engaging in advocacy campaigns on trade policy issues. This publication is also for government policymakers endeavouring to understand the business implications of their policies. Above all, this book promotes a culture of informed public-private dialogue, which is an essential component of the democratic process of policy formulation.

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Create competitive infrastructure services

Infrastructure services – including transportation, energy and telecommunications – account for a large proportion of the costs of export-oriented and other developing and transition economy businesses. The term ‘infrastructure’ typically refers to ‘the basic physical and organizational structures and facilities (e.g. buildings, roads, power supplies) needed for the operation of a society or enterprise’. The efficient organization and delivery of infrastructure services is vital to the export competitiveness and success of businesses. For this reason, infrastructure investment is seen as a key to enhance development prospects of low-income and middle-income countries.

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