Expert Group Meeting on Transport and Trade facilitatio n Why Trade Logistics Matter in the Arab Region ? Mohamed A. Chemingui , ESCWA Movenpick hotel, Dubai, 10 -11 April 2013. Regional Characteristics. Economically diverse region ….. In terms of: -Size of economy;
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Expert Group Meeting on Transport and Trade facilitation
Why Trade Logistics Matter in the Arab Region?
Mohamed A. Chemingui, ESCWA
Movenpickhotel, Dubai, 10-11 April 2013
Economically diverse region …..
In terms of:
-Size of economy;
- Size of population;
- Economic structures and level of economic diversification;
Growth pattern has special characteristics……
Arab Economic Performance – selected indicators (2009)
No data available for Palestine, Comoros and Somalia.
Starting from Arab League in 1945…
Intraregional exports as % of total exports (2010)
Compared to other regions…
Arab region is less integrated, even compared to African countries.
Export concentration index by region
Export concentration index by county and export performance (2000-2011)
Understanding why intra-Arab trade is low in Arab countries?
Most Arab countries are highly dependant on few products for exports with high concentration of markets.
B. Low complementarity among Arab Countries
C. High Non-Tariff Measures (NTM) among Arab countries
Share of burdensome NTMs and exports in LAS
D. . High Cost of Logistics
LPI is built around a survey of logistics professionals. By asking freight forwarders to rate countries on key logistics issues— such as customs clearance efficiency, infrastructure quality, and the ability to track cargo— It captures a broad set of elements that affect perceptions of the efficiency of trade logistics in practice
The Logistics Performance Indicator provides a simple, global benchmark
to measure logistics performance
E. . High disparities in terms of macroeconomic and sectoral policies
Impact of reduction of the cost of transport s in the Region within the context of DAFAT?
Variation of GDP
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