EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Unclogging the Arteries: The Impact of Transport Costs on Latin American and Caribbean Trade

Mauricio Moreira (), Christian Volpe Martincus and Juan Blyde ()

No 264 in IDB Publications (Books) from Inter-American Development Bank

Abstract: The book explores the impact of transport costs on trade in Latin America and the Caribbean, and argues that transport costs have assumed an unprecedented strategic importance to the region. The region can no longer rely solely on trade agreements, proximity, labor costs and an abundant supply of natural resources to give it a competitive advantage in international trade. The book finds that countries in Latin America and the Caribbean have transport costs that are generally higher than those of the developed world, largely because of deficiencies in infrastructure and weak competition in shipping services. It concludes that a broader and more balanced trade agenda would bring the long neglected issue of transport costs to the center of the policy debate.

Keywords: tariffs; integration agenda; quality of infrastructure; ALADI; lack of competition; exports; liberalization; freight rates; regulation; markets (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2011
ISBN: 9781597820745
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (24) Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
https://publications.iadb.org/publications/english ... -Caribbean-Trade.pdf (application/pdf)

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:idb:idbbks:264

Access Statistics for this book

More books in IDB Publications (Books) from Inter-American Development Bank Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Felipe Herrera Library ().

 
Page updated 2020-08-11
Handle: RePEc:idb:idbbks:264