Trade Facilitation, Transport Costs and Logistics: A New Challenge for European Competitiveness

Editor: Inmaculada Martínez-Zarzoso, University of Göttingen, Germany


One of the political priorities of the European Union is to become more competitive vis-à-vis other economic areas. The ability to reduce behind-the-border barriers for goods and services, as well as the ability to develop new infrastructures, or even the ability to reap the benefits of the enlarged internal market, have a direct influence on the development of European competitiveness.
The special issue aims to provide empirical and theoretical analyses of issues relating to comparative advantage, trade costs, logistics, production networks and bilateral trade flows. Surveys of the literature are welcomed along with original pieces of research. Topics can include but are not limited to measurement of trade facilitation, economic integration effects, and trade policy issues including rules of origin and product standards. Submissions that focus on country studies or deal with experiences outside Europe are also welcome.


Nicholas Horsewood and Anca Monika Voicu
Does Corruption Hinder Trade for the New EU Members?
December 03, 2012 | downloads: 2625 | JEL: F14, F15
Lars Nilsson and Caroline Dotter
Small Flows, Compliance Costs and Trade Preferences: The Case of EU Imports from African LDCs
November 27, 2012 | downloads: 1672 | JEL: F13, F15
Maria Persson
From Trade Preferences to Trade Facilitation: Taking Stock of the Issues
May 14, 2012 | downloads: 3288 | JEL: F10, F13, F15 | 5 citations (RePEc)
Laura Márquez-Ramos, Inmaculada Martínez-Zarzoso, and Celestino Suárez-Burguet
Trade Policy versus Trade Facilitation: An Application Using "Good Old" OLS
April 05, 2012 | downloads: 2596 | JEL: F14 | 1 citations (RePEc)
Jesper Jensen and David Tarr
Deep Trade Policy Options for Armenia: The Importance of Trade Facilitation, Services and Standards Liberalization
January 03, 2012 | downloads: 2685 | JEL: C68, F12, F13, F14, F15, F17, L16 | 1 citations (RePEc)