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100 1 Roy, Jayanta,|d1943-
245 10 Key issues in trade facilitation|h[electronic resource] :
|bsummary of world bank/european union workshops in Dhaka
and Shanghai in 2004 /|cJayanta Roy, Shweta Bagai.
260 [Washington, D.C. :|bWorld Bank,|c2005]
490 1 Policy research working paper ;|v3703
500 Title from PDF file as viewed on 9/1/2005.
504 Includes bibliographical references.
520 3 "Trade facilitation is the ability of countries to deliver
goods and services on time at the lowest possible cost. It
has emerged as an important issue in unilateral, bilateral,
and multilateral trade liberalization. Most countries have
embarked on heroic reforms aimed at reducing transaction
costs of trade. Thus, among the four new Singapore issues,
there was least resistance from World Trade Organization
(WTO) member countries to include trade facilitation in
the Doha Round discussions. However, all countries are not
equally placed in initiating reforms in the complex areas
of customs procedures, transport and port logistics,
harmonization of standards, and simplification of
procedures. Trade facilitation reforms require a large
volume of technical assistance for national capacity
building. To facilitate what these reforms entail and what
can be learned from cross-country experiences, the EU and
the World Bank organized two workshops in Dhaka (South
Asian countries) and Shanghai (East Asian countries) in
2004. Jointly they succeeded in bringing together renowned
experts from multilateral organizations, selected
bilateral donor community, the private sector, ex civil
servants, and scholars. The participants were largely
drawn from the relevant government departments and
chambers of commerce and industry. This paper summarizes
the main presentations in the workshops. It also indicates
the areas that need more focus in future events. The paper
should serve as a reference document for national
policymakers and for future seminars and workshops on
trade facilitation. It has also linked the presentations
to the ongoing research work on trade facilitation. "--
World Bank web site.
530 Also available in print.
650 0 International trade|vCongresses.
700 1 Bagai, Shweta.
710 2 World Bank.
776 18 Print version:|iRoy, Jayanta.|tKey issues in trade
facilitation.|d[Washington, D.C. : World Bank, 2005]
830 0 Policy research working papers ;|v3703.
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