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Landlocked countries in South America: transport system challenges.

Wilmsmeier, Gordon and Sánchez, Ricardo (2009) Landlocked countries in South America: transport system challenges. Recursos Naturales e Infraestructura, 142 . ECLAC/ United Nations. ISBN 9789211216943

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Abstract/Description

This report analyses the current state of the landlocked developing countries (LLDCs) Bolivia and Paraguay. The report analyses the traditional topics (1) infrastructure at national level and connectivity towards adjacent countries; (2) the recent development in international laws and treaties and (3) cross-border operation. Beyond these traditional topics the report evaluates the level of international transport costs and the potential impact on trade. It further presents the currently induced over costs in logistic chains, which pose an additional burden to the competitiveness of the countries. This structure aims to give insight on the current situation in South America's LLDC'S in relation to the five priority areas in the ALMATY Programme (2003).

Transit Policy and regulatory framework
Infrastructure development
Trade and transport facilitation
Development assistance
Implementation and Review

Item Type: Book
ISBN: 9789211216943
Uncontrolled Keywords: Andean Region; Economic integration; International trade; Landlocked states; Paraguay;South America , Trade facilitation; trade statistics; Transport; transport costs; Transport Infrastructure;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Edinburgh Napier University, Transport Research Institute
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 380 Commerce, communications & transportation > 388 Transportation; ground transportation
Library of Congress Subjects: H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
Item ID: 5098
Depositing User: Mrs Lyn Gibson
Date Deposited: 16 Mar 2012 15:16
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2014 13:44
URI: http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/5098

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