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28 May 2015
Public information and advocacy materials

A recent firm-level study conducted by the UN Regional Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) found that a reduction in customs and trade clearance times increased SMEs likelihood of participation in export or international production networks (IPNs) relatively more than that of larger enterprises.

 
28 May 2015
Public information and advocacy materials

An Exploration of the need for and cost of selected trade facilitation measures in Asia and the Pacific in the context of the WTO negotiations (2004)
http://www.unescap.org/sites/default/files/tipub2426.pdf

Trade Facilitation Beyond the Multilateral Trade Negotiations: Regional Practices, Customs Valuation and Other Emerging Issues (2007)
http://www.unescap.org/sites/default/files/tipub2466.pdf

 
27 May 2015
Public information and advocacy materials

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) is one of the five Regional Commissions of the United Nations. ESCAP has a long-standing and comprehensive programme on trade facilitation, implemented in close collaboration with regional and global partners, including OECD, UNCTAD, WCO, WTO and the World Bank at the global level, and the Asian Development Bank at the regional level. The programme consists of three integrated components: research, capacity building, and a legislative component.

 

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