Date Added: Aug 2010
East Asia is an interesting group of countries to study the impacts of trade facilitation. The majority of the economies in the region have shared similarities in terms of the apparent pursuit of export-lead growth policies. These similarities would partially reduce the impacts of unobservable factors such as economy specific policies, endowments and result in a more precise picture of trade facilitation effects on trade. A number of papers have explored the effects of various trade facilitation factors, both at-the-border and behind-the-border, on trade flows among East Asian economies.