Impact of High Trade Costs and Uncertain Time to Trade on Exports from Five Central Asian Countries

Publication | March 2023
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This paper analyzes how trade costs affect exports from five Central Asian countries. It highlights how improving logistics and procedures and boosting digitalization can streamline regional trade.

The paper estimates how the time needed to export goods, the monetary cost of doing so, and uncertain time frames impact exports from Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. It finds that the uncertainty and the high monetary costs traders face hold back exports from the five countries, along with remoteness from ports and global markets.

Contents

  • Introduction
  • Corridor Performance Measurement and Monitoring Indicators and the Political Context
  • Review of Studies on Trade Costs in the Five Central Asian Countries
  • Data, Theoretical, and Empirical Model

Additional Details

Author
Type
Series
Subjects
  • Economics
  • Industry and trade
  • Regional cooperation and integration
Countries
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kyrgyz Republic
  • Tajikistan
  • Turkmenistan
  • Uzbekistan
Pages
  • 26
Dimensions
  • 8.5 x 11
SKU
  • WPS230080-2

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