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ESCAP Studies in Trade and Investment

This series focuses on developments in international and intra-regional trade, as well as economic and social development in Asia and the Pacific, as curated by researchers on the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).

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International Trade and Finance
FUTURE TRADE RESEARCH AREAS THAT

Future Trade Research Areas that Matter to Developing Country Policymakers

A Regional Perspective on the Doha Development Agenda and Beyond

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ESCAP Studies in Trade and Investment
2 Jun 2008
The volume is a collection of papers presented at the Post-Doha Research Agenda for Developing Countries in October 2006 that was aimed to identify important areas for trade policymaking in developing and least developed countries, independently of the actual outcome of the Doha Round. The public...
AGRICULT TRADE PLANTING THE SEEDS

Agricultural Trade: Planting the Seeds of Regional Liberalization in Asia

A Study by the Asia-Pacific Research and Training Network on Trade

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ESCAP Studies in Trade and Investment
14 Dec 2007
The objectives of the study are to map and analyse existing trade agreements in the region and their product coverage, particularly agricultural products, as well as associated tariff and non-tariff barriers and to derive implications and recommendations and guidelines for trade policy negotiatio...
TRADE FACILITATION IN THE SELECTED

Trade Facilitation in Selected Landlocked Countries in Asia

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ESCAP Studies in Trade and Investment
14 Dec 2007
The present study was conducted with the aim to increase understanding of the specific trade facilitation issues and conditions in the selected landlocked countries of the Caucasus and Central Asian sub-region. Part One looks at trade facilitation in Asia Pacific region in general and at the prob...
LINKING GREATER MEKONG SUBREGION

Linking Greater Mekong Subregion Enterprises to International Markets

The Role of Global Value Chains, International Production Networks and Enterprise Clusters

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ESCAP Studies in Trade and Investment
14 Dec 2007
Global value chains and international production networks are creating an international economy increasingly characterized by fragmented and specialized production dispersed across borders. This study provides an overview of their development and the implications for small and medium sized enterp...
EXPLORATION THE NEED FOR & COST

Exploration of the Need for and Cost of Selected Trade Facilitation Measures in Asia and the Pacific in the Context of the WTO Negotiations, An

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ESCAP Studies in Trade and Investment
15 Jun 2007
This publication brings together the main research outputs produced by the Asia-Pacific Research and Training Network on Trade and its members on the need for and cost of trade facilitation measures related to the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade. The research was conducted by a regional te...
DELIVERING ON THE WTO ROUND GOVERN

Delivering on the WTO Round

A High-level Government-business Dialogue

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ESCAP Studies in Trade and Investment
27 Jan 2006
The articles in this publication provide insights into the status of the negotiations in the main areas of the Doha Development Agenda and interlinkages between trade liberalization in those areas to business and economic development in Asia and the Pacific. It contains both qualitative and quant...
ROLE TRADE & INVESTMENT POLICIES

Role of Trade and Investment Policies in the Implementation of the Monterrey Consensus, The

Regional Perspectives

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ESCAP Studies in Trade and Investment
2 Dec 2005
The Monterrey Consensus underscores the central role of international trade as well as private capital flows as engines for development. The articles in this publication provide insights into the role of trade and investments and their interlinkages to financing for development in Asia and the Pa...
HARMONIZED DEV LEGAL & REGULATORY

Harmonized Development of Legal and Regulatory Systems for E-Commerce in Asia and the Pacific

Current Challenges and Capacity-building Needs

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ESCAP Studies in Trade and Investment
3 Nov 2005
This publication presents comparative overviews of e-commerce legal and regulatory systems in some of the ESCAP subregions, including East Asia, Central Asia, South Asia and the South Pacific. The publication presents specialized papers on e-commerce current issues and challenges in the region, s...
PERSPECT FROM THE ESCAP REGION

Perspectives from the ESCAP Region after the Fifth WTO Ministerial Meeting

Ideas and Actions Following Cancún

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ESCAP Studies in Trade and Investment
11 Feb 2005
This publication offers in-depth expert views of trade issues and WTO negotiations and is useful for trade negotiators, trade economists and government officials. It presents a set of papers that serve three main purposes. First, it assesses the multilateral trade negotiations during and after th...
DOHA DEVELOPMENT AGENDA PERSPECTI

Doha Development Agenda, The

Perspectives from the ESCAP Region

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ESCAP Studies in Trade and Investment
28 May 2004
This publication comprises papers and presentations made at meetings on the Doha Development Agenda. The papers cover key trade and investment related issues such as; trade facilitation in the WTO, agricultural reform in the USA and the EU, service sector negotiations, accession to the WTO and de...
FOREIGN DIRECT INVEST CENTRAL ASIA

Foreign Direct Investment in Central Asian and Caucasian Economies

Policies and Issues

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ESCAP Studies in Trade and Investment
5 Dec 2003
This publication contains conclusions and recommendations of the Regional Round Table on Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) for Central Asia held in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, in April 2003. It also presents policies and strategies for the promotion and attraction of FDI in less developed economies and e...
ACCESSION TO THE WORLD TRADE

Accession to the World Trade Organization

Issues and Recommendations for Central Asian and Caucasian Economies in Transition

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ESCAP Studies in Trade and Investment
31 May 2002
This publication contributes to the general understanding of the World Trade Organization accession process. It is targeted to countries with economies in transition and all other countries that are currently in the accession process or contemplating to start the membership application formalitie...
REGIONAL PERSPECTIVES ON THE WTO

Regional Perspectives on the WTO Agenda

Concerns and Common Interests

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ESCAP Studies in Trade and Investment
21 Feb 2002
In the climate of great political uncertainty and economic slowdown, countries may be tempted to turn inwards by erecting protectionist barriers. Yet, there could not be a more important time to ensure that the openness of the world trading system is safeguarded and promoted. This compendium of p...
EXPORT COMPETITIVENESS SUSTAINED

Export Competitiveness and Sustained Economic Recovery

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ESCAP Studies in Trade and Investment
21 Feb 2002
Some of the critical long-term policy challenges that Asia and the Pacific region faces include how to manage globalization, how to extend the duration of the current recovery and how the poor can benefit from economic growth. This publication consists of a compendium of papers that offer some t...
ENHANCING EXPORT OPPORTUNITIES THR

Enhancing Export Opportunities through Environmentally Sound Business Development

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ESCAP Studies in Trade and Investment
19 Oct 2001
This publication is divided into two parts. The first summarizes the main issues and puts forward recommendations for export opportunities and environmentally sound business development in Asia and the Pacific. The second, and more detailed part, looks at the environmental challenges and business...
EXPORT PROMOTION FOR ECON TRANSIT

Export Promotion for Economies in Transition

Central Asia and South-Caucasus

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ESCAP Studies in Trade and Investment
19 Oct 2001
This publication is the result of a Workshop on Trade Promotion for Economies in Transition of Central Asia and South-Caucasus that was held in Almaty, Kazakhstan from 15 - 17 August 2000. The main themes discussed included: changes in the international trading scenario and their impacts on the t...
IMPLICATIONS OF GENERAL AGRMT

Implications of General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) for Asia-Pacific Economies

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ESCAP Studies in Trade and Investment
15 Sep 2000
This publication examines the implications of the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) for developing countries of Asia and the Pacific region. It also considers alternative scenarios as countries prepare for further multilateral negotiations in the service sector. It is hoped that this ...
FUTURE WTO AGENDA & DEV CTRIES

Future WTO Agenda and Developing Countries, The

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ESCAP Studies in Trade and Investment
15 Sep 2000
This publication examines the implications of the World Trade Organization's (WTO) agenda for developing countries of Asia and the Pacific region. As countries are about to enter into new negotiations, it is encouraging to note that some of the turmoil of the past two years has abated. If these p...
INTERREGIONAL COOPERATION IN TRADE

Interregional Cooperation in Trade and Investment

Asia-Latin America

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ESCAP Studies in Trade and Investment
15 Sep 2000
This publication provides a bird's eye view of the current status of trade relations between the two regions. As a part of the Studies in Trade and Investment Series, this publication presents an outcome of the Seminar on Interregional Cooperation in Trade and Investment. Some of the questions th...
PRIVATE SECTOR PERSPECTIVES GREATR

Private Sector Perspectives in the Greater Mekong Subregion

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ESCAP Studies in Trade and Investment
26 Jan 2001
Owing to the great potential for economic development and prosperity in the Indo-China, the private sector can play a substantial role as the driving force for sustained growth. This publication presents the background studies and proceedings of a 1999 Symposium, which aimed at promoting private ...
TRADE & INVESTMENT SCENARIOS

Trade and Investment Scenarios and Liberalization Agenda for Asia and the Pacific

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ESCAP Studies in Trade and Investment
25 Feb 2000
This publication discusses the effects of the Asian crisis on trade and investment flows in the Asia and the Pacific region; the response of policy makers within and outside the region; the likely short-, medium- and long-term trade and investment policy responses and scenarios; and the likely re...
TRADE & INVESTMENT COMPLEMENTARI

Trade and Investment Complementarities among the South-Western Member Countries of ESCAP

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ESCAP Studies in Trade and Investment
11 Feb 2000
This study analyzes the trade and investment complementarities among the member countries of the Economic Cooperation Organization and neighboring Armenia. It describes the physical facilities and structures now in place, national trade and investment policies, and constraints on trade and invest...
ENHANCEMENT TRADE & INVEST COOPER

Enhancement of Trade and Investment Cooperation in South-East Asia

Opportunities and Challenges Toward ASEAN-10 and Beyond

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ESCAP Studies in Trade and Investment
4 Dec 1998
This publication examines specific opportunities and challenges in trade and investment in countries in the Asean region. It also considers the benefits of cooperation in the private sector and how the private sector could complement the efforts being made by the Governments.
IMPLICATIONS OF THE APEC PROCESS F

Implications of the APEC Process for Intraregional Trade and Investment Flows

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ESCAP Studies in Trade and Investment
23 Oct 1998
Formed in 1989 as a forum for cooperation and trade dialogue, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) has now become one of the more important trade policy forums in the global economy. This publication presents an assessment of the trade and investment relationship among APEC members, as well a...
ASSISTANCE TO ECON IN TRANSITION

Assistance to Economies in Transition in Export Promotion

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ESCAP Studies in Trade and Investment
8 Jan 1999
Transitional economies have embarked on a number of systemic reforms to accelerate economic growth and increase foreign exchange earnings. In order to achieve these objectives and make them sustainable, these economies have to strengthen their national capabilities. This publication presents a di...
MARKET PROSPECTS FOR PULSES IN SOU

Market Prospects for Pulses in South Asia

International and Domestic Trade

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ESCAP Studies in Trade and Investment
8 May 1998
The world annual average production of pulses currently is around 57 million tons. About half of this amount is produced in Asia with China, Australia, Myanmar and Thailand being the major exporters. This study of the South Asian region, assesses the future trade potential of selected pulses on t...
BORDER TRADE & CROSS BORDER TRAN

Border Trade and Cross-Border Transactions of Selected Asian Countries

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ESCAP Studies in Trade and Investment
27 Mar 1998
Policy makers and others will find this publication most helpful in evaluating the constraints and opportunities in order to devise strategies that enhance trade relations among neighbouring countries. In its discussion of border trade and border transactions, this publications presents studies o...