The Air Cargo Industry in China: Implications of Globalization and WTO Accession

This article provides an overview of China’s fragmented air cargo industry. It relates that the air cargo industry is at odds with the growing need of modern management of logistics process, which requires integration in managing supply chains. The authors point out that the country’s acceptance into the WTO requires trade liberalization including a relaxation of restrictions on services such as logistics. Foreign companies are eager to capture a share in this very large market, but the authors warn that there are significant barriers to foreign participation in the country’s air cargo industry. Obstacles include domestic regulations, inadequate airport and other infrastructure barriers, local protectionism, institutional barriers, the lack of a single regulatory/administrative governing body, aviation policy and slow customs clearance procedures. The article includes a table on WTO commitments on transportation and logistics services.

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  • Authors:
    • Fung, Michael Ka-Yiu
    • Zhang, Anming
    • Leung, Lawrence Chi-Kin
    • Law, Japhet Sebastian
  • Publication Date: 2005


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 01015001
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 5 2005 1:58PM