Trade costs in Malaysia: Pattern and challenges

Wai Heng Loke, Siew Yean Tham

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Abstract

Transportation costs have been shown to affect international trade, both in theory and empirical evidence. It is an important component of trade costs. As tariff barriers have been progressively lowered through unilateral, regional as well as multilateral efforts over the years, non tariff trade costs, which include transportation, play an increasingly important role in affecting a country's trade. The purpose of this paper is two-fold: (i) to profile and analyse trade costs in Malaysia using available data, and (ii) to ascertain the main challenges faced in lowering trade costs in the country. The study covers the period from 1996 - 2009 with a focus on Malaysia's exports to the US and Australia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)143-163
Number of pages21
JournalMalaysian Journal of Economic Studies
Volume47
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2010

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Keywords

  • Infrastructure
  • Malaysia
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Trade costs in Malaysia : Pattern and challenges. / Loke, Wai Heng; Tham, Siew Yean.

In: Malaysian Journal of Economic Studies, Vol. 47, No. 2, 12.2010, p. 143-163.

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Loke, WH & Tham, SY 2010, 'Trade costs in Malaysia: Pattern and challenges', Malaysian Journal of Economic Studies, vol. 47, no. 2, pp. 143-163.
Loke, Wai Heng ; Tham, Siew Yean. / Trade costs in Malaysia : Pattern and challenges. In: Malaysian Journal of Economic Studies. 2010 ; Vol. 47, No. 2. pp. 143-163.
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