Poor physical transport infrastructure – hard barriers to trade – has been improving in the Greater Tumen Region (GTR thereafter), but non-physical or institutional impediments – soft barriers – to border-crossing and behind-the-border barriers remain very high in the GTR. These barriers led to a call for identifying and removing them so as to encourage free movement of goods, services, and people in the region, thus placing trade at the core of the trade and investment facilitation agenda. To identify bottlenecks for effective trade integration within the GTR, this study, jointly conducted by UNDP and GTI, provides policy recommendations to the TFC members for preparing a trade facilitation strategy that contributes to improving GTR’s competitiveness and trade expansion among countries in the region and with the rest of the world.
Economic Environment Report of GTR 2015: Fostering Economic Cooperation in NEA in the New Global Environment
The objective of this report is to develop the GTI Energy Cooperation Programme in Northeast Asia (NEA).
EXIM Banks Assoiciation as sustainable platform to foster an investment environment conducive to the development of Northeast Asia