Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Report 2015: Supporting Participation in Value Chains

The United Nations ESCAP Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Report 2015

211 Pages Posted: 2 Nov 2015 Last revised: 6 Nov 2015

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Susan Stone

Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD)

Mia Mikic

Faculty of Economics and Business

Maame Agyeben

United Nations - Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)

Witada Anukoonwattaka

United Nations, Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

Yann Duval

Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) - School of Management; Washington State University - School of Economic Sciences

Adam Heal

Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)

Soo Kim

United Nations - Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)

Marc Proksch

United Nations - Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)

Rajan Ratna

United Nations - Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)

Aman Saggu

Mahidol University - International College; Blockchain Research Lab

Fiona Huang

United Nations - Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)

Marco Scagliusi

ITECD, ESCAP

Ben Shepherd

Developing Trade Consultants Ltd

Chorthip Utoktham

United Nations - Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)

Luca Parisotto

United Nations - Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)

Mari Tomova

Bocconi; UN ESCAP

Date Written: November 2, 2015

Abstract

The Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Report (APTIR) is a recurrent publication prepared by the Trade and Investment Division of the United Nations, Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific. It provides information on and independent analyses of trends and developments in: (a) intra- and inter-regional trade in goods and services; (b) foreign direct investment; (c) trade facilitation measures; (d) trade policy measures; and (e) preferential trade policies and agreements. It provides insights into the impacts of these recent and emerging developments on countries’ abilities to meet the challenges of achieving inclusive and sustainable development.

This edition of ESCAP’s Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Report (APTIR) highlights the challenges posed by slowing regional trade growth and outlines how changing dynamics in the global economy call for a renewed effort to enhance the prospects of export-led growth, both of merchandise trade and in commercial services. The 2015 report also provides analysis on the spread of Global Value Chains in the Asia-Pacific region and evaluates policies that contribute to developing countries participation in GVCs.

The Report is aimed at policymakers as well as practitioners and experts, academia, business, international agencies and non-governmental organizations working or interested in these issues in the Asia-Pacific region.

Keywords: International Trade; International Finance; Merchandise Trade; Services Trade; Foreign Direct Investment; Trade Facilitation; Trade Policy; Trade Agreements; Global Value Chains

JEL Classification: F1; F13

Suggested Citation

Stone, Susan F and Mikic, Mia and Agyeben, Maame and Anukoonwattaka, Witada and Duval, Yann and Heal, Adam and Kim, Soo and Proksch, Marc and Ratna, Rajan and Saggu, Aman and Huang, Fiona and Scagliusi, Marco and Shepherd, Ben and Utoktham, Chorthip and Parisotto, Luca and Tomova, Mari, Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Report 2015: Supporting Participation in Value Chains (November 2, 2015). The United Nations ESCAP Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Report 2015, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2684985

Susan F Stone

Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) ( email )

2 rue Andre Pascal
Paris Cedex 16, 75775
France

Mia Mikic

Faculty of Economics and Business ( email )

Trg J. F. Kennedyja 6
Zagreb
Croatia

Maame Agyeben

United Nations - Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) ( email )

Rajadamnern Nok Avenue
Rajadamern Nok Avenue
Bangkok, 10200
Thailand

Witada Anukoonwattaka

United Nations, Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific ( email )

The United Nations Building
Rajadamnern Nok Avenue
Bangkok, 10200
Thailand

Yann Duval

Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) - School of Management ( email )

Pathumthani 12120
Thailand

Washington State University - School of Economic Sciences ( email )

P.O. Box 646210
Hulbert Hall 101
Pullman, WA 99164-6210
United States

Adam Heal

Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)

79 John F. Kennedy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States

Soo Kim

United Nations - Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) ( email )

Rajadamnern Nok Avenue
Rajadamern Nok Avenue
Bangkok, 10200
Thailand

Marc Proksch

United Nations - Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) ( email )

Rajadamnern Nok Avenue
Rajadamern Nok Avenue
Bangkok, 10200
Thailand

Rajan Ratna

United Nations - Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) ( email )

Rajadamnern Nok Avenue
Rajadamern Nok Avenue
Bangkok, 10200
Thailand

Aman Saggu (Contact Author)

Mahidol University - International College ( email )

999 Buddhamonthon 4 Road
Salaya, Nakhonpathom, 73170
Thailand
+66 (0) 2441 5090 (Phone)
+66 (0) 2441 9745 (Fax)

HOME PAGE: http://https://linktr.ee/amansaggu26

Blockchain Research Lab ( email )

Colonnaden 72
Hamburg, 22303
Germany

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Fiona Huang

United Nations - Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) ( email )

Rajadamnern Nok Avenue
Rajadamern Nok Avenue
Bangkok, 10200
Thailand

Marco Scagliusi

ITECD, ESCAP ( email )

The United Nations Building, Rajadamnern Ave
Bangkok 10200
United States

Ben Shepherd

Developing Trade Consultants Ltd ( email )

United States

Chorthip Utoktham

United Nations - Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) ( email )

Rajadamnern Nok Avenue
Rajadamern Nok Avenue
Bangkok, 10200
Thailand

Luca Parisotto

United Nations - Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) ( email )

76 Rajadamnern Nok Ave
Bangkok, Bangkok 10200
Thailand

Mari Tomova

Bocconi ( email )

Via Bocconi 8, Milan, Italy
No Address Available
Italy

UN ESCAP ( email )

Rajadamnern Nok Avenue
Rajadamern Nok Avenue
Bangkok, 10200
Thailand

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