Trade, logistics and development

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Tradeandlogistics_1International trade can have a huge positive impact on countries. The increasing internationalization of production means that if you are competitive you can not only source to the spreading web of multinational companies, but you can also tap into international markets to fuel your growth. Unfortunately, in many countries obtrusive regulations are stunting the potential impact of trade. How can this be changed? What reforms should be prioritized? How can we ensure that trade is pro-poor? How is it that the costs of poor logistics surpass the costs imposed by the twin Doha-nemisis of tariffs and quotas?

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