Trade Facilitation and Regional Cooperation in Asia

Trade Facilitation and Regional Cooperation in Asia


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This insightful book collects empirical analyses and case studies to clarify issues and draw policy recommendations for facilitating greater regional trade through increased cooperation.

Asia’s rapid development has been heavily dependent on markets external to the region. However, given the unlikely timely recovery of the United States or Europe there is an urgent need to develop domestic and regional markets. While greater integration has long been a regional goal, its importance has never been more pressing. To facilitate trade and promote growth and regional integration, and to counteract declining markets in other regions, Asian countries have announced large expenditures for developing infrastructure. Thus, a look at how investment in regional infrastructure promotes and supports interregional trade growth has never been timelier. While the focus is on informing policy-making in Asia, the findings also have relevance for other regions.

The detailed studies in this book will be of particular interest to academic economists, policy-makers, and the broader development community.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781848449862
Publisher: Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
Publication date: 01/01/2010
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Edited by Douglas H. Brooks, Australian APEC Study Centre, RMIT University, Australia and Susan F. Stone, Senior Policy Analyst, Trade and Agriculture Directorate, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, France

Table of Contents


1. Regional Cooperation, Infrastructure and Trade Costs in Asia

Douglas H. Brooks

2. ASEAN Open Skies and the Implications for Airport Development Strategy in Malaysia

Tham Siew Yean

3. Transforming Trade Competition into Coordination with the People’s Republic of China

Li Shantong and Wang Huijiong

4. Regional Integration and Trade Costs in South Asia

Nilanjan Banik and John Gilbert

5. Transport Infrastructure and Trade Facilitation in the Greater Mekong Subregion

Susan Stone and Anna Strutt


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