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Reforming logistics services for effective trade facilitation (en)

Difficult customs procedures, barriers to investment, and labour regulations limiting movement and hiring of personnel are the most stringent obstacles for logistics services providers in developing countries.

This study finds that policymakers need to respond to traders’ concerns by promoting coordination between key stakeholders and supporting public-private dialogue. The report offers practical guidance for policymakers and logistics services providers to drive regulatory reforms in the sector, a stepping-stone towards connecting small businesses to international markets.