ESCAP Studies in Trade and Investment

ENHANCING REGIONAL CONNECTIVITY

Enhancing Regional Connectivity

Towards a Regional Arrangement for the Facilitation of Cross-border Paperless Trade

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ESCAP Studies in Trade and Investment
25 May 2016
Current implementation of paperless trade systems in the Asia-Pacific region focuses on application to domestic parts of trade processes, while international trade inherently requires trade information to flow across borders along internal supply chains. With current practices of paperless trade ...
INTL PRODUCTION SHARING & EXCHANGE

International Production Sharing and Exchange Rates of Asian Countries

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ESCAP Studies in Trade and Investment
25 May 2016
Recent years has seen a sharp increase in the trade of intermediate goods between ASEAN countries and China, reflecting the emergence of China as a regional “assembly centre” and sourcing the bulk of parts and components from countries in South-East and North-East Asia in the production of final ...
REGIONAL INTEGRATION & LABOUR MOBI

Regional Integration and Labour Mobility

Linking Trade, Migration and Development

Series:
ESCAP Studies in Trade and Investment
25 May 2016
This paper, published as part of the ESCAP series Studies in Trade and Investment, explores the linkages between trade, labour mobility and development in the Asia-Pacific region. The paper moves from an analysis of recent trends in regional labour mobility through an examination of the connectio...
REDUCING TRADE COSTS ASIA PACIFIC

Reducing Trade Costs In Asia-Pacific Developing Countries

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ESCAP Studies in Trade and Investment
25 May 2016
This publication evaluates the current level of trade costs in the Asia-Pacific region and outlines recent evidence with regard to the impacts of various trade facilitation measures in reducing trade costs. Part I provides an overview of trade costs in Asia and the Pacific, based on the most rece...
TRADE FACILITATION PAPERLESS TRADE

Trade Facilitation and Paperless Trade

State of Play and the Way Forward for Asia and the Pacific

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ESCAP Studies in Trade and Investment
25 May 2016
This book features the results of the 2015 UNRC Joint Survey on Trade Facilitation and Paperless Trade Implementation for the Asia-Pacific Region and incorporates them into an econometric analysis estimating the impact of trade facilitation on trade costs. It shows that there is a strong, negativ...
WHAT THE ASEAN ECONOMIC COMMUNITY

What the ASEAN Economic Community Will Mean for Businesses

A Look at the Case of Myanmar

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ESCAP Studies in Trade and Investment
24 May 2016
With the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) coming into effect, the main purpose of this publication is to serve as a resource to businesses, particularly in Myanmar and the other CLMV countries, in navigating the coming changes. The central conclusion of this guidebook is that despite the numerous o...
LEAST DEV CTRIES & TRADE

Least Developed Countries and Trade

Challenges of Implementing the Bali Package

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ESCAP Studies in Trade and Investment
14 Jan 2016
After more than a decade of negotiations, the Ninth Ministerial Conference, held in Bali in 2013, brought reprieve for the Doha Development Agenda (DDA). The Ministerial Declaration that was agreed on, known as "Bali Package", intends to help streamline trade procedures through trade facilitation...
BUSINESS & DEV IN MYANMAR

Business and Development in Myanmar

A Policy Handbook for Private Sector Development

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ESCAP Studies in Trade and Investment
31 May 2015
This handbook is to provide policymakers, business communities, development organizations, and other interested parties with a thorough overview of the private sector environment in Myanmar today. It outlines the challenges faced by businesses, elaborates on the nature of the challenges and why t...
CHALLEN & OPPORT TRADE ASIA&PAC

Challenges and Opportunities for Trade and Financial Integration in Asia and the Pacific

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ESCAP Studies in Trade and Investment
20 Feb 2014
This book brings together chapters that explore various aspects of trade and financial integration in Asia and the Pacific, the reasons for the lack of it, and potential benefits of strengthening such integration. The book focuses on the exploration of challenges and opportunities that exist in i...