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Landlocked countries in South America: transport system challenges.

Wilmsmeier, Gordon; S�nchez, Ricardo


Gordon Wilmsmeier

Ricardo S�nchez


This report analyses the current state of the landlocked developing countries (LLDCs) Bolivia and Paraguay. The report analyses the traditional topics (1) infrastructure at national level and connectivity towards adjacent countries; (2) the recent development in international laws and treaties and (3) cross-border operation. Beyond these traditional topics the report evaluates the level of international transport costs and the potential impact on trade. It further presents the currently induced over costs in logistic chains, which pose an additional burden to the competitiveness of the countries. This structure aims to give insight on the current situation in South America's LLDC'S in relation to the five priority areas in the ALMATY Programme (2003).

Transit Policy and regulatory framework
Infrastructure development
Trade and transport facilitation
Development assistance
Implementation and Review

Book Type Authored Book
Publication Date 2009-03
Deposit Date Mar 16, 2012
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 142
Book Title Landlocked countries in South America: transport system challenges.
ISBN 9789211216943
Keywords Andean Region; Economic integration; International trade; Landlocked states; Paraguay;South America , Trade facilitation; trade statistics; Transport; transport costs; Transport Infrastructure;
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