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Towards a better understanding of the political economy of regional integration in the GMS: Stakeholder coordination and consultation for subregional trade facilitation in China

Xiong Bin () and Wen Shuhui
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Wen Shuhui: Kunming University of Science and Technology, Yunnan province, China

No 7709, Working Papers from Asia-Pacific Research and Training Network on Trade (ARTNeT), an initiative of UNESCAP and IDRC, Canada.

Abstract: The main contribution of this paper is the identification of obstacles at the different levels of coordination, and constructive recommendations for (a) improving the effectiveness of existing coordination and (b) forging linkages where necessary between the various stakeholders i.e., central and provincial governments, state-owned enterprises, the private sector – including industrial associations, and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) – border communities, donors and development partners, and civil organizations are the main stakeholders.

Keywords: Political economy; GMS; Trade Facilitation; China (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F1 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2009-09
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