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Trade and Logistics in Central America

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Cunha, Barbara
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Jaramillo, C. Felipe
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2016-01-29T20:04:57Z
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2016-01-29T20:04:57Z
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2013-02
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2021-04-23T14:04:16Z
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Central America's trade has increased significantly in the past decade, in great part as a result of strong efforts to reduce tariffs within the region, as well as improvements in market access due to the entry into force of important free trade agreements. However, the growth of Central America's trade has not been as impressive from a global perspective and there is growing evidence that the gains from trade agreements and liberalization policies have been limited by transport and logistics barriers. Studies sponsored by the World Bank reveal that high domestic transportation costs, along with bottlenecks at land border crossings, continue to present large hurdles to intra and extra regional trade. Key factors that impede commerce include the lack of good-quality paved secondary roads, expensive trucking services, and lengthy border crossing procedures. Coordinated efforts to address these bottlenecks could help improve significantly the growth impacts of international trade in the region.
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2013/02/17223110/trade-logistics-central-america
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/23697
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English
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en_US
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World Bank, Washington, DC
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CC BY 3.0 IGO
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World Bank
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo/
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AD VALOREM
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ARTERIES
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BARRIERS TO TRADE
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BENEFITS OF TRADE
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BILATERAL AGREEMENTS
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BILATERAL TRADE
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BORDER CROSSING
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BORDER CROSSINGS
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BORDER INFRASTRUCTURE
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BOTTLENECKS
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CARGO
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CARGO VOLUMES
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CONGESTION
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CONTAINER TERMINAL
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CONTAINERIZATION
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CUSTOMS
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CUSTOMS ADMINISTRATION
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CUSTOMS UNION
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DEVELOPED COUNTRIES
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DISTRIBUTION CENTERS
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DRIVERS
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ELASTICITY
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EUROPEAN UNION
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EXCISE TAXES
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EXPORT MARKET
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EXPORT PROCEDURES
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EXPORTS
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FOOD IMPORTS
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FREE TRADE
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FREE TRADE AGREEMENT
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FREE TRADE AGREEMENTS
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FREE TRADE ZONES
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FUEL
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FUEL COST
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FUEL COSTS
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GLOBAL TRADE
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HANDLING
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IMPACT OF TRANSPORT
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INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS
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INTERNATIONAL TRADE
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INTRAREGIONAL TRADE
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LOGISTICS CHAIN
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LOGISTICS COSTS
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MARKET ACCESS
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NON-TARIFF BARRIERS
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PORT INFRASTRUCTURE
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REFRIGERATED STORAGE
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REGIONAL AGREEMENTS
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REGIONAL INTEGRATION
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REGIONAL TRADE
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ROAD
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ROAD HAULAGE
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ROAD INFRASTRUCTURE
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ROAD NETWORK
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ROAD QUALITY
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ROADS
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ROUTE
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ROUTES
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RURAL ROADS
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SHIPMENTS
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SHIPPING
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SHIPPING COMPANIES
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SHIPS
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SPEEDS
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STORAGE FACILITIES
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SUPPLY CHAINS
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TARIFF LINES
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TARIFF REDUCTIONS
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TRADE FACILITATION
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TRADE INTEGRATION
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TRADE OPENNESS
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TRADE POLICY
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TRANSIT
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TRANSPARENCY
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TRANSPORT
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TRANSPORT SERVICES
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TRANSPORTATION
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TRANSPORTATION COSTS
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TRAVEL TIME
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TRIP
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TRIPS
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TRUCKS
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URBAN TRAFFIC
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WAITING TIME
dc.title
Trade and Logistics in Central America
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dc.title.alternative
Comercio y logistica en Centroamerica
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Working Paper
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2013-02-06
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Publications & Research
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Publications & Research :: Working Paper
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2013/02/17223110/trade-logistics-central-america
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000356161_20130206143756
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17223110
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75158
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Latin America & Caribbean
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Transport :: Transport Economics & Policy Planning
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International Economics and Trade :: Trade Policy
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Industry :: Common Carriers Industry
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Law and Development :: Trade Law
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Economic Policy Sector (LCSPE)

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