Trade and Transport Facilitation: European Accession and Capacity Building Priorities

The paper examines the impact of trade facilitation on bilateral trade flows. The paper examines trade facilitation and capacity building priorities in twelve countries in the Europe and Central Asia region. The results suggest that behind-the-border factors play an important role in determining bilateral trade flows and factors control the effects of tariffs, development levels, distance and regional characteristics of exporters and importers, among others. The development of new data sets to expand work related to trade facilitation, including strengthening the empirical work explored in this paper, is a key priority without which intelligent policy and priorities cannot be made. The results outlined in this paper indicate that more gains in exports than in imports are expected. The paper further suggests that the priorities for capacity building differ with the two sets of countries that were examined.


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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Appendices; Bibliography; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 27-56
  • Monograph Title: Transport and International Trade. Report of the One Hundred and Thirtieth Round Table on Transport Economics

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  • Accession Number: 01054144
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9282113388
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 3 2007 12:06PM