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Review of Developments in Transport in Asia and the Pacific 2011

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This review is biennially produced by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP). It describes the environment within which the transport sector is developing and the principal challenges that this environment poses to governments, the transport industry and society at large. The publication also focuses on tracing the significant development of roads, railways, shipping, ports, inland waterways and air transport industries and infrastructure in the region. In addition, it considers the changing delivery mechanisms across all transport sectors and discusses urban transport issues. Finally, the review examines the process of globalization, trade agreements related to transport, regionalism, collocation of production transport facilities, as well as intermodal transport systems.

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Facilitating transport across borders

International trade has played an increasingly prominent role in driving economic growth around the world, and in the Asia and Pacific region in particular. While recognising the importance of infrastructure, however, it is now widely accepted the institutional and regulatory rules governing the movement of goods and people across borders have an equal if not bigger influence on international transport. For the road transport sector, for example, the smooth and efficient flow of transport requires the harmonization of a number of elements:

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