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Rising Concentration in Asia-Latin American Value Chains

Can Small Firms Turn the Tide?

  • Author: UN, ECLAC
  • Publication date: November 2015
  • Page count: 282
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 15.II.G.10

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ISBN: 9789211218893
ISBN: 9789210572187

About the product

Dynamic Asia has overtaken the European Union as Latin America and the Caribbean's second largest export market, after the United States. However, the region's exports to Asia remain concentrated in few commodities involved a small number of large firms. This book explores the present and future scope for the participation of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in biregional trade and value chains and the measures that can be taken to make those chains more inclusive and sustainable. It encourages governments in Latin America to improve the business environment in order to encourage multinational firms to invest, upgrade and innovate in the region.