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Addressing Hard and Soft Infrastructure Barriers to Trade in South Asia

dc.contributor.authorTasneem Mirza
dc.contributor.authorEleanor Bacani
dc.date.accessioned2015-02-06T15:56:29Z
dc.date.available2015-02-06T15:56:29Z
dc.date.issued2013-02-01
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11540/2331
dc.description.abstractThis paper explains hard and soft barriers to trade in South Asia by analyzing transport links and trade facilitation issues. First, the paper examines data on transport networks and trade logistics obtained from national statistics, government agencies, and consultations with private stakeholders and freight forwarders to understand physical barriers to trade in South Asia. Second, this paper estimates trade gains from addressing soft-side issues, including efficiency improvements in the movement of trade cargo. Results indicate that there is considerable opportunity to increase trade flows in South Asia through institutional reforms and by streamlining customs-related processes at borders. With well-targeted investments and strategic implementation of policies, trading partners in the region can realize sufficient gains.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherAsian Development Bank
dc.rightsCC BY 3.0 IGO
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo
dc.titleAddressing Hard and Soft Infrastructure Barriers to Trade in South Asia
dc.typeWorking Papers
dc.subject.expertTransport
dc.subject.expertTransportation
dc.subject.expertTrade
dc.subject.expertTrade Facilitation
dc.subject.expertTrade Potential
dc.subject.expertTrade Development
dc.subject.expertTrade Agreements
dc.subject.expertRegional Trade Integration
dc.subject.expertRegional Trade
dc.subject.expertFinance And Trade
dc.subject.expertDemand For Transport
dc.subject.expertRoad & Highway Transport
dc.subject.expertRoad Transportation Systems
dc.subject.expertTransport Infrastructure
dc.subject.adbEconomic integration
dc.subject.adbEconomic integration
dc.subject.adbEnergy
dc.subject.adbImport volume
dc.subject.adbExport volume
dc.subject.adbAccess to markets
dc.subject.adbEconomic agreements
dc.subject.adbTrade financing
dc.subject.adbRegional integration
dc.subject.adbVehicle
dc.subject.adbLand transport
dc.subject.adbTransport economics
dc.subject.adbRailways
dc.subject.naturalInfrastructure
dc.subject.naturalRailroads
dc.subject.naturalRoads
dc.subject.naturalTrade routes
dc.subject.naturalMarkets
dc.subject.naturalEconomic goods
dc.subject.naturalEconomic conditions
dc.subject.naturalNew agricultural enterprises
dc.subject.naturalConsumer goods
dc.subject.naturalRoad transportation
dc.subject.naturalTrucking
dc.subject.naturalRailroads
dc.subject.naturalRoads
dc.subject.naturalTrade routes
dc.title.seriesSouth Asia Working Papers
dc.title.volumeno 16
dc.contributor.imprintAsian Development Bank
oar.themeTransport
oar.themeTrade
oar.adminregionSouth Asia Region
oar.countryBangladesh
oar.countryBhutan
oar.countryIndia
oar.countryMaldives
oar.countryNepal
oar.countrySri Lanka
oar.identifierOAR-001572
oar.authorMirza, Tasneem
oar.authorBacani, Eleanor
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