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Title: Trade Facilitation: Defining, Measuring, Explaining and Reducing the Cost of International Trade
Author: Sourdin, P.
Pomfret, R.
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Publisher Place: Cheltenham UK
Issue Date: 2012
ISBN: 0857937421
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Patricia Sourdin and Richard Pomfret
Abstract: This up-to-date and informative book provides a comprehensive treatment of the costs of trading across borders and of trade facilitation policies. While traditional tariff and non-tariff barriers to trade have been reduced, international trade continues to involve higher costs in money and time than domestic trade. These include not only transport costs, that are determined by distance and commodity characteristics, but also at-the-border and behind-the-border costs which can be reduced by appropriate policies. Research on trade costs has flourished since the turn of the century, and this book by Patricia Sourdin and Richard Pomfret, takes stock of our increased knowledge of the nature and magnitude of trade costs, analysing why they are high and how they can be reduced to increase the gains from trade. Trade Facilitation will appeal to economists and policymakers at the national level and in multinational institutions, researchers and postgraduate students interested in international trade and trade policy, as well as students in international business.
Keywords: Non-tariff trade barriers; international trade costs; international trade corrupt practices
Rights: © Patricia Sourdin and Richard Pomfret 2012
RMID: 0020124968
DOI: 10.4337/9780857937438
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