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  • Report  |   2017

    Unlocking the Potential for East and North-East Asian Regional Economic Cooperation and Integration

    Author(s): United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

    Amid the continuing uncertainty in the global trade, widening social disparities, and increasing environmental concerns, the forthcoming publication entitled "Unlocking the Potential for East and North-East Asia Regional Economic Cooperation and Integration" aims to lay the groundwork for building bridges between East and North-East...

  • Policy Brief  |   2017

    Trade in the Digital Economy – A Primer on Global Data Flows for Policymakers

    Author(s): International Chamber of Commerce

    ICC has developed this primer to assist policymakers in addressing the negative implications for growth from blanket restrictions to data flows. In addition, the paper stresses the importance of creating trusted environments to better enable use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and related data flows. The primer concludes with...

  • Report  |   2017

    Measuring Digital Trade: Towards A Conceptual Framework

    Author(s): Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

    The Internet and digitalisation are fundamentally changing the way people, businesses and governments interact, including across borders. The growing importance of what is commonly referred to as ‘digital trade’ and the emergence of new (and disruptive) players has resulted in increased interest from within the statistics community and amongst...

  • Report  |   2017

    Digital Trade: Developing a Framework for Analysis

    Author(s): González, Javier López ; Jouanjean, Marie-Agnes

    This paper explores the definition, measurement, and policy implications of digital trade, proposing a tentative typology of digital trade that can be used to unpack transactions and analyse the issues. Digitalisation is changing what and how we trade: from digital delivery to greater physical trade enabled by digital connectivity. Online...

  • Report  |   2017

    Measuring and Analyzing the Impact of GVCs on Economic Development

    Author(s): Institute of Developing Economies ; Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development ; Research Center of Global Value Chains ; World Bank Group ; World Trade Organization

    This flagship publication discusses how to better understand the ongoing development and evolution of global value chains (GVC) and their implications for economic development. This report is the result of intensive and detailed work in assembling and analyzing data on the structure of economies and their link to growth and trade. It reflects on...

  • Report  |   2017

    Progress Report on Implementation of the TEN-T Network in 2014-2015

    Author(s): European Commission

    This report is the starting point for a process of regular and comprehensive reporting at the highest level on the technical and financial status of the core and  comprehensive trans-European transport network. Trade Transport European Commission Download PDF https://ec.europa.eu/transport/themes/infrastructure/news/2017-06-21-progress-re... CASE...

  • Report  |   2017

    Review of Maritime Transport 2017

    Author(s): United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

    The Review of Maritime Transport is an UNCTAD flagship publication, published annually since 1968. Around 80 percent of the volume of international trade in goods is carried by sea, and the percentage is even higher for most developing countries. The Review of Maritime Transport provides an analysis of structural and cyclical changes affecting...

  • Presentation  |   2017

    E-Commerce & Trade Facilitation- Challenges and Opportunities

    Author(s): Gain, Bill

    Trade ICT Gain, Bill Download PDF http://unctad.org/SearchCenter/Pages/Results.aspx?k=connectivity&r=unctadcontenttype%3D%22Presentation%22&start1=101 Border management e-commerce technology cross border border border agencies paperwork Customs border procedures INTERNET e-payment integration air connectivity logistics last mile...

  • Policy Brief  |   2017

    Internet Crossing Borders: Boosting the Internet in Landlocked Developing Countries Executive Summary

    Author(s): Internet Society

    Trade ICT Internet Society Download PDF https://www.internetsociety.org/resources/doc/2017/lldcreport Greater Mekong Subregion Information Highway Landlocked Developing Countries trade obstacles transaction costs Customs systems fiber optic submarine cables INTERNET Information Technology Trade Facilitation single windows e-payments regional...

  • Report  |   2017

    Unlocking the Potential of Regional Economic Cooperation and Integration in South Asia: Potential, Challenges and the Way Forward

    Author(s): United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

    At a modest 6% of total trade, intraregional trade in South Asia stands at less than one third of its full potential. Trade barriers, inadequate infrastructure and a lack of political commitment to finding common solutions to support cross-border commercial activity have cost South Asia over US $54 billion per year in lost export opportunities....

  • Report  |   2017

    North and Central Asia as A Transit Hub: Potential, Challenges and the Way Forward

    Author(s): United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

    This report identifies and proposes policy reforms in four priority areas, namely (i) dismantling non-tariff barriers and accelerated trade and investment facilitation for enhanced global competitiveness; (ii) expanded infrastructure connectivity in transport, energy, ICT and networks, particularly through the development of southern corridors,...

  • Report  |   2017

    The Asian Economic Integration Cooperation Agreement: Lessons for Economic and Social Development

    Author(s): Santos-Paulino, Amelia U.

    This paper examines the impact of regional integration on development in the ASEAN economic community. The study presents a measure of bilateral trade balances showing that despite rapid trade expansion, imports have grown faster than exports resulting in a deterioration of the trade balances in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam- the less...

  • Report  |   2017

    Asia-Pacific Regional Integration Index: Construction, Interpretation, and Comparison

    Author(s): Asian Development Bank

    The study develops an index to measure the degree of regional integration in Asia and the Pacific (48 economies in six subregions). The index comprises 26 indicators in six dimensions of regional integration, i.e., trade and investment, money and finance, regional value chains, infrastructure and connectivity, free movement of people, and...

  • Report  |   2017

    Study on Enhancement of Integration of Regional Value Chains in Asia and Latin America and the Caribbean

    Author(s): Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation

    While global value chains (GVC) theory is broad and encompasses most aspects of economic development, this report looks to provide a general understanding of the tenants of GVCs, how Asia and Latin America have integrated into GVCs over the past couple decades, the level of connectivity between the two regions already, and what can be done to...

  • Report  |   2017

    Regional Economic Cooperation and Integration for Sustainable Development in the Pacific

    Author(s): United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

    The Pacific subregion is vast with great distances between islands, neighbors and trading partners. With small and widely dispersed populations, financing adequate transport, energy and ICT infrastructure is difficult for most Pacific island counties. Many countries also face challenges around public and private sector expertise, recruitment and...

  • Report  |   2017

    Trade Facilitation and Better Connectivity for an Inclusive Asia and Pacific

    Author(s): United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

    This publication investigates the evolution of trade costs, and reviews the state of play of trade facilitation and paperless trade in Asia and the Pacific. Trade facilitation increases trade flows, lowers trade cost, and ultimately contributes to sustainable and inclusive growth. This publication, jointly prepared by the Asian Development Bank...

  • Report  |   2017

    International Single Window Environment: Prospects and Challenges

    Author(s): Bal, Abhinayan Basu ; Rajput, Trisha ; Alizada, Parviz

    An international single window environment will allow information sharing for both public and private sector stakeholders in global supply chains. Various international institutions have supported the implementation of national/regional single windows. The next logical step would be to internationalize and make them interoperable to allow for...

  • Report  |   2017

    Trade Facilitation and Paperless Trade Implementation in ASEAN

    Author(s): United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

    Reducing trade costs is essential for developing economies to effectively use trade as an engine of growth and sustainable development. As a result, trade facilitation and the digitalization of trade procedures have taken increasing importance as evidenced by the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA), as well as the growing number of regional...

  • Presentation  |   2017

    Industry 4.0 & Transport for Digital Infrastructure

    Author(s): Young-Jun, Moon

    Rooted in the manufacturing field, ‘Industry 4.0’ refers to the coming of the fourth industrial revolution – marrying manufacturing with new technologies, data and enhanced services. The impacts of this revolution are wide-ranging, spanning various sectors including transport. Already present around us, are examples of advanced mobile information...

  • Presentation  |   2017

    Towards Better Measurement of E-commerce Flows and Readiness

    Author(s): Ansón, José

    This session will put the spotlight on data and the importance of having accurate, reliable and timely statistics to inform policy makers. It will describe the indicators that are currently available and it will invite and discuss key recommendations on what needs to be done to improve data availability, especially in developing countries. The...

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