Designing and Implementing Trade Facilitation in Asia and the Pacific 2013 Update

Publication | August 2013

This book, a copublication of ADB and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), guides the implementation of trade facilitation measures and reforms in Asia and the Pacific.

  • US$39.50 (paperback)

It attempts to bridge the gaps among policy makers, practitioners, and economists by outlining operational guidance on how to assess the status of trade facilitation, what measures and reforms are necessary, and how to implement them at the national and regional levels. It also provides international, regional, and national perspectives on trade facilitation.


  • An Overview of Trade Facilitation
    • Chapter 1: Conceptualization of Trade Facilitation
    • Chapter 2: Trade Facilitation in Asia and the Pacific: The State of Play
    • References (Part I)
  • Economics and Practices of Trade Facilitation
    • Chapter 1: Publication and Administration of Trade Regulations
    • Chapter 2: Trade Procedures and Documents
    • Chapter 3: Product Standards and Conformance
    • Chapter 4: Trade-Related Infrastructure and Services
    • Chapter 5: Transit Trade
    • References (Part II)
  • Guide to Implementation - Moving Forward
    • Chapter 1: Implementation Principles and Framework for Action
    • Chapter 2: Assessing Trade Facilitation Needs and Priorities
    • Chapter 3: Establishing the Trade Facilitation Institutional Structure
    • Chapter 4: Implementing Prioritized Trade Facilitation Measures
    • Chapter 5: Trade Facilitation Beyond the Border
    • Chapter 6: International Assistance for Trade Facilitation
    • Chapter 7: Assessing Progress and Results
    • References (Part III)

Additional Details

  • Economics
  • Industry and trade
  • Private sector development
  • Public-Private Partnerships
  • Regional cooperation and integration
  • Transport
  • 230
  • 8.5 x 11
  • BKK135494-2
  • 978-92-9254-200-9 (Print)
  • 978-92-9254-201-6 (Web)

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