Pacific Island Countries: In Search of a Trade Strategy

Author/Editor: Hong Chen ; Lanieta Rauqeuqe ; Shiu raj Singh ; Yiqun Wu ; Yongzheng Yang
Publication Date: August 21, 2014
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Summary: International trade is vital for economic prosperity in Pacific island countries, but their trade performance has been weak over the past decade with the exception of resource-rich countries. Small country size and remoteness from global economic centers may have contributed to this relatively poor performance. However, the emergence of Asia as a global economic center presents Pacific island countries with an unprecedented opportunity to develop trade with Asia, particularly in tourism for a number of PICs. Moreover, if a strong two-way linkage is established between tourism and agriculture, Pacific island countries stands a better chance to improve broad-based growth.
Series: Working Paper No. 14/158
Subject(s): Trade integration | Pacific Island Countries | Asia | Tourism | Agriculture | Patterns of trade | International trade | Econometric models

Publication Date: August 21, 2014
ISBN/ISSN: 9781498324342/1018-5941 Format: Paper
Stock No: WPIEA2014158 Pages: 32
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