Border Delays and Trade Liberalization

Edgar Cudmore and John Whalley

in International Trade in East Asia

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print September 2005 | ISBN: 9780226378961
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226379005 | DOI:
Border Delays and Trade Liberalization

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This chapter analyzes the effects of government-induced border delays on international trade. It explains that customs clearance delays in developing countries are widespread and extremely costly and this could further be exacerbated by tariff liberalization. The analysis of the trade data from Russia for the late 1990s suggests that it is best to deal with border and administrative delays first before engaging in trade liberalization.

Keywords: border delays; international trade; customs clearance; developing countries; Russia; tariff liberalization; trade liberalization

Chapter.  5903 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Business and Management

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