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Analysis of Informal Obstacles to Cross-Border Economic Activity in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan

dc.contributor.authorRoman Vakulchuk
dc.contributor.authorFarrukh Irnazarov
dc.date.accessioned2015-01-24T13:13:01Z
dc.date.available2015-01-24T13:13:01Z
dc.date.issued2014-05-01
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11540/1291
dc.description.abstractThe barriers to trade in developing countries constitute one of the major obstacles to economic development and growth. This study aims at addressing the issues surrounding the prevalence of informal trade barriers in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. While it appears to be logical that the strongest economies of Central Asia should increase trade volume with neighboring countries, in reality the potential for intensifying cross-border trade is barely being realized. This paper attempts to shed light on trade barriers in key industries in both countries, including manufacturing, transport, and agriculture. As can be seen from this study, these industries experience different types of restrictions and varying degrees of state intervention in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. The paper places special emphasis on informal barriers and the tools companies use to overcome those barriers. The paper is based on a survey of a total of 108 companies in both countries and the output of a roundtable discussion in Kazakhstan with representatives of companies and other experts in the above-mentioned industries.
dc.publisherAsian Development Bank
dc.rightsCC BY 3.0 IGO
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo
dc.titleAnalysis of Informal Obstacles to Cross-Border Economic Activity in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan
dc.typeWorking Papers
dc.subject.expertCommerce and Industry
dc.subject.expertIntra-Industry Trade
dc.subject.expertLarge Scale Industry
dc.subject.expertLabor
dc.subject.adbIndustrialization
dc.subject.adbIndustrial Economics
dc.subject.adbIndustrial Development
dc.subject.adbIndustrial Policy
dc.subject.naturalCapital market
dc.subject.naturalDeveloping countries
dc.subject.naturalMarket share
dc.subject.naturalLabor
dc.title.seriesADB Working Paper Series on Regional Economic Integration
dc.title.volumeNO. 130
dc.contributor.imprintAsian Development Bank
oar.themeIndustry
oar.themePoverty
oar.themeSmall Medium Business
oar.adminregionCentral West Asia Region
oar.countryKazakhstan
oar.countryUzbekistan
oar.dep.sourceOREI
oar.identifierOAR-001193
oar.authorVakulchuk, Roman
oar.authorIrnazarov, Farrukh
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