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Integration of Transport and Trade Facilitation : Selected Regional Case Studies - T. R. Lakshmanan

Integration of Transport and Trade Facilitation

Selected Regional Case Studies

Paperback Published: 15th January 2001
ISBN: 9780821348840
Number Of Pages: 144

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Due to declining transport costs and declining tariffs, trade has grown much faster than income since World War II. Furthermore, international trade flows are penetrating deeper into the workings of most economies, linking them to one another, and modifying their economic structure and productivity. It is in this context that there has been an increase in the formation of regional trade blocks.'Integration of Transport and Trade Facilitation' analyzes the scope and the status of the interrelated processes of trade and transport integration in a subset of these trading blocs. This book provides a detailed analysis of trade integration patterns in each trade bloc. The examination begins with a review of the context of the economic and institutional evolution in the region with an economic profile of the component members, and concludes with an assessment of the nature and extent of trade integration. The report also explores the scope of the parallel transport integration. A final chapter in the book provides a case study of Rotterdam, a successful major hub that has kept its position as the world's largest port for four decades.

Forewordp. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Transport and Trade Facilitation: An Overviewp. 1
Regional Trading Blocsp. 2
Overviewp. 2
Transport and Trade Facilitationp. 6
The Components of an Advanced TTF Systemp. 8
Lessons Learnedp. 10
Transport and Trade in the North American Free Trade Agreementp. 13
NAFTA: The Scope and Evolution of Trade Integrationp. 14
Overview of NAFTAp. 20
Transportation and Trade Facilitation under NAFTAp. 21
Economic Deregulation: Prerequisite for Seamless Cross-Border Transportationp. 22
Rules of the Road: The Complex Problem of Technical Regulationp. 28
Borders as Barriersp. 30
Conclusion and Lessons Learnedp. 32
Transport Integration in the European Unionp. 35
Historical Overviewp. 36
Institutions of the European Unionp. 39
Transportation in the European Unionp. 40
Interoperabilityp. 44
Market Accessp. 45
Developing Trans-European Networksp. 47
Conclusionsp. 48
Transport and Trade in Mercosurp. 51
Treaty of Asuncionp. 53
Mercosur Partners and Their Evolving Integrationp. 55
Transport Privatization and Deregulationp. 63
Transport Privatization in Argentinap. 63
Transport Infrastructurep. 67
Transport Integration and Activity Restructuringp. 68
Southern African Development Community: The Maputo Corridorp. 71
The Maputo Development Corridorp. 73
The Development Corridor Conceptp. 73
History and Context of MDCp. 74
Plan, Operation, and Potential Benefitsp. 76
Institutional Problemsp. 79
Transport, Logistics, and Trade Facilitation in the South Asia Subregionp. 81
Profile of the Subregionp. 83
Transportation and Logistics Arrangements in the Subregionp. 91
Transport Infrastructurep. 94
Cross-Border Proceduresp. 97
Portsp. 98
Conclusionp. 103
Urbanization and Regional Trade in South Asia: Issues and Optionsp. 111
Globalization of Trade and the Economic Geography of City Locationp. 112
Changes in Demographics and Income Disparities in Cities and Countriesp. 116
Urbanizationp. 120
Decentralization and Governancep. 121
Good Governance and Cities' Comparative Advantagesp. 122
Measures of the Importance of Local Governmentsp. 123
Potential Challengesp. 125
Conclusionsp. 126
Rotterdam: A Strategic Hub in the Global Trade-Transport Chainp. 127
From Fishing Port to European Mainportp. 128
Rotterdam: A Statistical and Economic Profilep. 129
Rotterdam: Strategic Positioning in the Global Transport Networksp. 132
Conclusionsp. 138
Referencesp. 139
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ISBN: 9780821348840
ISBN-10: 0821348841
Series: Directions in Development
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 15th January 2001
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.2 x 15.44  x 1.04
Weight (kg): 0.27