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.



Trade facilitation in India: An analysis of trade processes and procedures

Moving goods across borders requires meeting a vast number of commercial, transport and regulatory requirements. Inefficiencies in complying with these requirements, such as unnecessary administrative processes and procedures often create delays and costs. This study was conducted in order to understand how much these add to the costs of doing business across borders and how they affect growth in trade. The study aimed to estimate the time and costs of the procedures and processes so as to assist policy makers and other stakeholders to improve regional and global trade. One of the research objectives in BPA is to identify administrative and procedural barriers that unnecessarily impede the participation of more firms and more countries in regional and global trade, and propose solutions.


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