Productivity differences are a key driver of trade flows between economies.
Services policies can have a direct impact on exporters of manufactured goods.
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation countries have to invest in improving connectivity to reduce transport times and increase reliability to major markets.
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation countries can improve their trade facilitation performances as a way to promote innovation. Shorter trade times encourage the introduction of new projects and management systems at firm levels.
International transit time matters more for South-South trade while uncertainty matters more for North-North trade.
Greater trade openness can benefit women in developing economies.
Lowering trade barriers on health products can improve health systems.