Transportation and trade interactions: a trade facilitation perspective
Georg Schaur and
Christian Volpe Martincus
Chapter 14 in Handbook of International Trade and Transportation, 2018, pp 422-450 from Edward Elgar Publishing
Trade facilitation policies aim to simplify administrative processes and accelerate the handling of shipments across borders. Recent research shows that these policies have substantial effects on trade flows. In this chapter, the authors discuss what the existing evidence for trade implies for the provision of transportation services. In addition, they make use of a particular policy change, an upgrade to a new transit trade regime, to illustrate the many direct and indirect linkages between trade facilitation and transportation. These multiple connections imply that a well-functioning transportation sector is important in realizing the full potential of trade facilitation policies. The authorsâ€™ conceptual and empirical analyses show that, despite an increase in demand for transportation services, the effect of trade facilitation on freight rates and the underlying transportation sector is far from obvious. This calls for future research to examine equilibrium adjustment channels to trade facilitation policies in the transportation sector.
Keywords: Economics and Finance (search for similar items in EconPapers)
References: Add references at CitEc
Citations: Track citations by RSS feed
Downloads: (external link)
Working Paper: Transportation and Trade Interactions: A Trade Facilitation Perspective (2017)
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.
Export reference: BibTeX
RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan)
Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:elg:eechap:17028_14
Ordering information: This item can be ordered from
Access Statistics for this chapter
More chapters in Chapters from Edward Elgar Publishing
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Darrel McCalla ().