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Facilitating Intraregional Trade
United Nations ESCAP
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United Nations ESCAP: United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)
Chapter 6 in
, 2011, pp 89-100 from Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Report 2011: Post-crisis trade and investment opportunities United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)
During the past two decades import tariffs have decreased significantly and the importance of non-tariff measures aimed at further reducing international transaction costs, i.e., trade facilitation, has become more apparent. Even if international shipping and other non-tariff costs are excluded, costs associated with completing documentary and other import and export procedures for international trade can account for up to 15% of the value of traded goods.
Keywords: Trade facilitation; intraregional trade cost; barriers to trade; behind-the-border; non-tariff; Asia; Pacific; regional agreement; bilateral trade agreement; regional trade; agreement (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F1 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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