Trade and trade policy of land-locked countries. Kym Anderson World Bank, Washington DC and University of Adelaide, Australia Vientiane, Lao PDR, 15-17 June 2005. Land-lockedness is not uncommon.
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World Bank, Washington DC and
University of Adelaide, Australia
Vientiane, Lao PDR, 15-17 June 2005
1. Joining WTO and committing to those lower trade barriers reduces the prospect of policy reversals, provides rules of transit, and adds credibility to any scheduled further trade reform, thereby boosting investor confidence
2. Bilateral (esp. with Thailand) and ASEAN regional cooperation can help too
3. But there is much that can be done unilaterally by Lao, including as part of its DTIS (Diagnostics Trade Integration Study) process