Trade Facilitation in Asia and the Pacific

An Analysis of Import and Export Processes

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This book offers a synthesis of the results and implications from a series of business process analyses of procedures involved in importing and exporting goods to and from selected Asian countries. It aims at deepening the understanding of the nature and significance of the procedural bottlenecks associated with intra-regional trade. It provides a unique set of micro-level information on the time and cost of trade procedures, complementing the more macro-level and cross-country trade facilitation indicators already available in the literature. It will be of interest to those in charge of analyzing or improving trade transaction efficiency in developing countries.




This publication was prepared by Yann Duval, Trade Facilitation Section, ESCAP and Prabir De, Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS, India), based on country studies conducted in Bangladesh, China, India, Japan, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Thailand by Syed Saifuddin Hossain and Md. Tariqur Rahman of the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD, Bangladesh); Bala Ramasamy of the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS, China); Prabir De; Naoko Shinkai and Zenebe Bashaw of Nagoya University (Japan); Pushpa Raj Rajkarnikar of the Institute for Policy Research and Development (IPRAD, Nepal); Deshal de Mel, Suwendrani Jayaratne and Dharshani Premaratne of the Institute of Policy Studies (IPS, Sri Lanka); and Somnuk Keretho and Saisamorn Naklada of Kasetsart University (Thailand), respectively.


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