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Unlocking Central America's Export Potential : Infrastructure for Unlocking Exports - SEZs, Innovation, and Quality Systems

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World Bank
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2017-06-21T21:53:41Z
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2017-06-21T21:53:41Z
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2012-10
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2017-12-13T14:44:04Z
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The Central America region is a small market. The region contains around 43 million inhabitants (0.6 percent of total world population) who generate around 0.25 percent of the world's Gross Domestic Product (GDP). While the region has successfully embarked on a regional integration agenda and has strong commercial links with the US, extra-regional trade-mainly with large fast-growing emerging economies-remains a challenge. Export performance is analyzed along three dimensions that, together, give a fairly comprehensive picture of competitiveness: 1) the composition, orientation and growth of the export basket; 2) the degree of export diversification across products and markets; and 3) the level of sophistication and quality of their main exports. This analysis allows exports dynamics at the different margins of trade (intensive, extensive, and quality) to be evaluated and individual countries' to be benchmarked with peers in the Central American region. The results of this report allow policy makers to identify key areas to explore in the overall discussion of export competitiveness in the Central American region. This paper relates to the literature on challenges and opportunities that trade liberalization can bring to the Central American region. Much of the recent literature focuses on the role of the free trade agreement negotiated by Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua, with the US.
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/621531468016219857/Infrastructure-for-unlocking-exports-SEZs-innovation-and-quality-systems
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/27318
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English
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en_US
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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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AGREEMENT ON SUBSIDIES
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AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS
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AGRICULTURE
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APPAREL
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APPAREL ACCOUNTS
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APPAREL EXPORT
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APPAREL EXPORTS
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APPAREL MANUFACTURING
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APPAREL SECTOR
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BARRIER
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BENCHMARK
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BOND
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BORDER TRADE
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BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
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BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT
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BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES
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CENTRAL BANK
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COMMODITY
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COMMODITY EXPORT
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COMMON MARKET
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COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES
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COMPARATIVE ADVANTAGE
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COMPARATIVE ADVANTAGES
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COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE
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COMPETITIVE POSITION
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COMPETITIVENESS
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CORPORATE TAX
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CROWDING OUT
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CURRENCY
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CUSTOMS
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CUSTOMS ADMINISTRATION
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CUSTOMS PROCEDURES
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CUSTOMS REGIME
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CUSTOMS TERRITORY
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CUSTOMS UNION
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DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
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DOMESTIC ECONOMY
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DOMESTIC INDUSTRIES
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DOMESTIC MARKET
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DOMESTIC MARKETS
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DOMESTIC PRODUCERS
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DOMESTIC PRODUCTION
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DOMESTIC SUPPLIERS
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DUTY DRAWBACK
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ECONOMIC ACTIVITY
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ECONOMIC CRISIS
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ECONOMIC GROWTH
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ECONOMIC IMPACT
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ECONOMIC INTEGRATION
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ECONOMIC STRUCTURE
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ECONOMICS
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ECONOMISTS
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ENVIRONMENTAL
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EPZ
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EXPORT BASKET
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EXPORT DIVERSIFICATION
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EXPORT INCENTIVES
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EXPORT PERFORMANCE
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EXPORT PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS
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EXPORT PROCESSING
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EXPORT PROCESSING ZONE
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EXPORT PROCESSING ZONES
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EXPORT SECTOR
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EXPORT SECTORS
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EXPORT SHARE
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EXPORT SUBSIDIES
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EXPORT TAXES
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EXPORT VALUE
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EXPORT VOLUMES
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EXPORTERS
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EXPORTS
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FEASIBILITY STUDIES
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FINANCIAL SERVICES
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FINANCIAL SUPPORT
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FISHERIES
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FOREIGN COMPANIES
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FOREIGN CURRENCY
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FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT
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FOREIGN EXCHANGE
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FOREIGN FIRM
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FOREIGN FIRMS
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FOREIGN INVESTMENT
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FOREIGN INVESTORS
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FOREIGN MARKETS
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FOREIGN SUPPLIERS
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FOREIGN TRADE
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FOREIGN TRADE PROMOTION
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FREE ACCESS
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FREE ACCESS TO IMPORTS
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FREE ENTRY
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FREE IMPORTS
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FREE TRADE
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FREE TRADE AGREEMENT
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FREE TRADE AREAS
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FREE TRADE ZONE
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FREE TRADE ZONES
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FREE ZONE
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FREE ZONES
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FUTURE GROWTH
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GDP
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GDP PER CAPITA
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GENERAL AGREEMENT ON TARIFFS
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GLOBAL COMPETITIVENESS
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GLOBALIZATION
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GROWTH RATE
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HARMONIZATION
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IMPORT DUTIES
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INCENTIVE STRUCTURE
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INCOME
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INCOME TAX
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INCOME TAX EXEMPTION
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INDIVIDUAL FIRMS
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INDUSTRIAL POLICY
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INFORMATION SYSTEM
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INTERMEDIATE GOODS
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INTERMEDIATE INPUTS
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INTERNATIONAL INVESTORS
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INTERNATIONAL LABOUR ORGANIZATION
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INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS
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INTERNATIONAL TRADE
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INVESTMENT CLIMATE
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INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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INVESTMENT POLICY
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INVESTOR DEMANDS
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JOB CREATION
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JOINT VENTURES
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KNOWLEDGE SPILLOVERS
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LABOR COSTS
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LABOR FORCE
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LOCAL CURRENCY
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MARKET ACCESS
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MARKET SIZE
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MARKET STANDARDS
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METALS
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MUTUAL RECOGNITION
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MUTUAL RECOGNITION AGREEMENT
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MUTUAL RECOGNITION ARRANGEMENT
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NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
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NATURAL RESOURCES
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OUTPUT
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OUTSOURCING
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POLICY DECISIONS
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POLICY ENVIRONMENT
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PRIVATE SECTOR DEVELOPMENT
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PRODUCERS
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REAL ESTATE
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REGIONAL INTEGRATION
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REGIONAL TRADE
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REGIONAL TRADE AGREEMENTS
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REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT
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REGULATORY FRAMEWORK
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REGULATORY FRAMEWORKS
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REINVESTMENT
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RULES OF ORIGIN
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SHOPS
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SKILLED WORKERS
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SMALL COUNTRIES
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SPECIAL INCENTIVES
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SPECIAL REGIMES
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SPECIALIZATION
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STAMP DUTIES
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SUSTAINABLE GROWTH
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TAX EXEMPTIONS
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TAX REVENUE
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TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER
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TOURISM
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TRADE AGREEMENT
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TRADE BARRIERS
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TRADE COMPETITIVENESS
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TRADE COSTS
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TRADE DIVERSION
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TRADE FACILITATION
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TRADE PARTNERSHIP
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TRADE POLICY
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TRADE POLICY ENVIRONMENT
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TRADE PREFERENCES
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TRADE PROMOTION
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TRADE PROMOTION AGENCY
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TRANSPORT COSTS
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UNFAIR COMPETITION
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VALUE ADDED
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VERTICAL INTEGRATION
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WAGES
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WORLD TRADE
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WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION
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WTO
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Unlocking Central America's Export Potential
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dc.title.subtitle
Infrastructure for Unlocking Exports - SEZs, Innovation, and Quality Systems
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Working Paper
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2013-02-05
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Publications & Research :: Working Paper
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Publications & Research
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/621531468016219857/Infrastructure-for-unlocking-exports-SEZs-innovation-and-quality-systems
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000333037_20130205145413
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17211221
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75070
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en
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/621531468016219857/pdf/750700WP0v400B0rts020120vF00PUBLIC0.pdf
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Latin America & Caribbean
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Central America
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International Economics and Trade :: Free Trade
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International Economics and Trade :: Trade Policy
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International Economics and Trade :: Export Competitiveness
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International Economics and Trade :: Trade Facilitation
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Science and Technology Development :: Innovation
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International Trade Unit (PRMTR)

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