1 Jun 2009
Working paper series

By Nilanjan Banik

11 May 2009

The Global Economic and Financial Crisis: Regional Impacts, Responses and Solutions

15 Apr 2009
Working paper series

This paper evaluates the potential contribution of both trade and business facilitation measures to trade and export competitiveness, as well as the potential gains from adopting a more integrated and coherent approach to trade and business (investment) facilitation. The analysis confirms that measures aimed at reducing the behind and at-the-border cost of exporting, such as reduction in customs and port fees and charges and improvement in transport infrastructure and logistics services can be expected to have a significant impact on trade.