Agricultural Trade Facilitation in the Greater Mekong Subregion

Publication | August 2012

Trade facilitation of agri-food products can potentially reduce trade barriers, lower transaction costs, foster efficiency along the supply chains, and reduce poverty in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS). A comprehensive analysis of a range of policy options that influence trade behaviors of selected agri-food products in the GMS will help policy makers in their decision making. This agriculture trade facilitation plan lays out systematic ways to increase movement and flow of agri-food products and their impacts on the GMS sector. It proposes that the GMS adopt a cluster approach to trade facilitation and develop itself into regional hubs of agri-food trade.

Contents 

  • Background
  • Plan Framework
  • Priority Programs and Projects
  • Emerging Agricultural Trade and Facilitation Issues
  • Application to Growth Clusters
  • Greater Mekong Subregion Readiness