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  • Regional Integration behind the Border: Applying a Value Chain Approach

    Aldonas, Grant

    Date: Jul, 2009

    This paper outlines a methodology for assessing the cost of internal and external obstacles affecting the performance of the value chains serving local producers in developing countries as a means of identifying high impact interventions that would contribute to the country's successful integration into regional and global markets. The objective is to create a single measure of the effect of such barriers in order to illustrate the value of examining internal reforms (i.e., those steps essential to regional integration "behind the border") as well as export barriers in developing a regional integration strategy that makes sense in the context of the accelerating integration of global markets. The methodology employed uses tools applied by global firms in assessing their own operations and in making critical sourcing decisions. This paper was presented at Latin America/Caribbean and Asia/Pacific Economics and Business Association (LAEBA)'s 5th Annual Meeting held in Singapore on July 15th, 2009.


  • Regional Integration Behind the Border: Applying a Value Chain Approach

    Aldonas, Grant

    Date: Jul, 2009

    This presentation outlines a methodology for assessing the cost of internal and external obstacles affecting the performance of the value chains serving local producers in developing countries as a means of identifying high impact interventions that would contribute to the country's successful integration into regional and global markets. The objective is to create a single measure of the effect of such barriers in order to illustrate the value of examining internal reforms (i.e., those steps essential to regional integration "behind the border") as well as export barriers in developing a regional integration strategy that makes sense in the context of the accelerating integration of global markets.


  • Supply Chain Dynamics in Asia

    Banomyong, Ruth

    Date: Jul, 2009

    Supply chain management in Asia is a relatively novel topic but a key challenge for all Asian based manufacturers and traders when trying to integrate into the "global market". The purpose of the paper is to describe key supply chain issues faced in Asia. These issues are related to supply chain security that forces Asian firms to comply with numerous requirements as well as the importance of a properly managed supply chain in enhancing firms' competitiveness. The critical role played by Asian based logistics providers in facilitating supply chain integration is explored. Logistics providers must be able to design effective and efficient supply chains for the clients. A case study is presented to illustrate how supply chain dynamics affects supplier selection. This paper was presented at The Fifth LAEBA Annual Meeting, Singapore, July 15th, 2009.


  • Supply Chain Dynamics in Asia

    Banomyong, Ruth

    Date: Jul, 2009

    This presentation discusses supply chain issues in Asia, including security and competitiveness, as well as the role of LSPs in handling supply chain dynamics. Included are case studies of Asian SMEs and their involvement at the global and regional level. This presentation was presented at the Latin America/Caribbean and Asia/Pacific Economics and Business Association (LAEBA)'s 5th Annual Meeting held in Singapore on July 15th, 2009.


  • Regional Integration in LAC

    Estevadeordal, Antoni

    Date: Jul, 2009

    This presentation discusses global regionalism in LAC, taking different perspectives to understand integration. It also deals with integration strategies in a changing environment and how to recalibrate the world trading system. Lastly, it draws a series of conclusions for emerging global and regional dynamics. This presentation was presented at the Latin America/Caribbean and Asia/Pacific Economics and Business Association (LAEBA)'s 5th Annual Meeting held in Singapore on July 15th, 2009.


  • Trade Logistics and Physical Integration in Latin America and the Caribbean

    Guerrero, Pablo

    Date: Jul, 2009

    This presentation discusses issues regarding the need to enhance connectivity to deepen regional integration, with particular attention to trade logistics. Topics explored include LAC's logistics performance and challenges; a review of recent indicators; progress achieved and the challenges ahead in LAC's physical integration, considering the IIRSA initiative in South America and the Mesoamerica Project in Southern Mexico, Central America and Colombia; and the challenges the Region faces to improve its connectivity and regional integration, particularly in the trade logistics area, highlighting the agenda the IDB is focusing on in these areas. This presentation was prepared for the Latin America/Caribbean and Asia/Pacific Economics and Business Association (LAEBA)'s 5th Annual Meeting which was held in Singapore, on July 15th, 2009.


  • The Internationalisation of SMEs in Regional and Global Value Chains

    Lim, Hank;Kimura, Fukunari

    Date: Jul, 2009

    This paper discusses the significant potential for the SME sector to increase its contribution to East Asia's regional development through greater participation in global value chains while risks from multiple market failures can be mitigated by proper policy measures. The authors also discuss technology transfers, the International Entrepreneurship Theory and the impact of free trade agreements on the region.


  • Prospects for Regional Cooperation between Latin America and Caribbean and Asia Pacific: Perspective from East Asia

    Medalla, Erlinda;Balboa, Jenny

    Date: Jul, 2009

    This paper explores the potential for regional cooperation between Latin America and the Caribbean, and Asia Pacific. The first section provides an overview of regionalism and how it evolved as a strategy to manage regional externalities. The second section provides a background on Asian regionalism and the factors for its success. The third section deals with prospects for inter-regional cooperation. The fourth section provides the conclusion and some recommendations to enhance partnership between the two regions. This paper was presented at the Latin America/Caribbean and Asia/Pacific Economics and Business Association (LAEBA)'s 5th Annual Meeting held in Singapore on July 15th, 2009.


  • Prospects for Regional Cooperation between LAC and Asia Pacific: Perspective from East Asia

    Medalla, Erlinda;Balboa, Jenny

    Date: Jul, 2009

    This presentation contains: 1) An overview of the evolving global economic architecture; 2) A background on Asian regionalism and factors for success; 3) Prospects for inter-regional cooperation between Asia Pacific and Latin America and the Caribbean; and lastly, 4) A conclusion and recommendation to enhance partnership between the two regions. This presentation was presented at the 5th Annual Meeting of the Latin America/Caribbean and Asia/Pacific Economics and Business Association held in Singapore on July 15th, 2009.


  • Origin & the SME: Trade Facilitation Disaster or Trade Facilitation Opportunity?

    Staples, Brian Rankin

    Date: Jul, 2009

    This presentation explores several mechanisms by which the barriers imposed by rules of origin may be reduced through effective trade facilitation efforts. Also discussed are the functional similarities of a variety of other requirements on international trade with rules of origin, including environmental, security, and consumer safety certifications. This presentation was created for the Fifth LAEBA Annual Meeting, at Singapore, on July 15th, 2009.


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