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An Evaluation of the Need and Cost of Selected Trade Facilitation Measures in Bangladesh: Implications for the WTO Negotiations on Trade Facilitation

Debapriya Bhattacharya and Syen Saifuddin Hossain ()
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Syen Saifuddin Hossain: Centre for Policy Dialogue

No 906, Working Papers from Asia-Pacific Research and Training Network on Trade (ARTNeT), an initiative of UNESCAP and IDRC, Canada.

Abstract: With the ongoing customs reforms in Bangladesh, the possible future negotiations on trade facilitation in the WTO will have a profound impact on Bangladesh, as well as on other LDC and developing countries. These countries will benefit greatly from new trade facilitation initiatives. Simultaneously, these countries may face enormous challenges in implementing their commitments in the area of trade facilitation. It is, thus, imperative for these countries to closely monitor the Doha negotiations in this area and be prepared to formulate their negotiating strategies. They should also continue with customs administration reform and trade facilitation capacity building programs in order to develop their own capacity.

Keywords: WTO; Trade Facilitation; Bangladesh (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F1 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 53 pages
Date: 2006-04
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