Pacific Trade: Dynamics in a High-Cost Region

Publication | October 2015
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Aid for Trade to the Pacific is an important enabler of the private sector, and ICT infrastructure and ICT-related services are critical for connectivity in the Pacific where trade costs are substantially above the global average.

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This brief summarizes the Pacific highlights from the 2015 report—Aid for Trade in Asia and the Pacific: Thinking Forward about Trade Costs and the Digital Economy.

Key Points:

  • Trade costs are falling, but remain high, which constrains SME growth 
  • Niche product exports have socioeconomic spillovers by capturing both value and community
  • E-commerce leapfrogs the cost of distance
  • Women-led firms thrive online
  • Trade with Asia is on the rise among Pacific exporters

Additional Details

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Type
Series
Subjects
  • Industry and trade
  • Information and Communications Technology
SKU
  • ABF157681-2
ISBN
  • 978-92-9257-139-9 (Print)
  • 978-92-9257-140-5 (e-ISBN)
ISSN
  • 2071-7202 (Print)
  • 2218-2675 (e-ISSN)

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