Whither Latin America? scoping export potentials and trade barriers in the Malaysia-Chile partnership

Devadason, E.S. and Chandran, V.G.R. and Mubarik, S. (2014) Whither Latin America? scoping export potentials and trade barriers in the Malaysia-Chile partnership. In: Australian National Centre for Latin America Studies (ANCLAS) Conference on Latin America And The Shifting Sands of Global Power, 10-11 Sep 2014, Australian National University. (Submitted)

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Abstract

This study seeks to compare bilateral export potential estimates in the Malaysia-Chile partnership within the COntextof the emerging region of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) and identify barriers to trade, to provide insights into bilateral market access for exporters. Clearly, the empirical findings suggest overtrading in the major exporting sectors from both sides, since the export basket is also concentrated both ways in the Malaysia-Chile trade. Through the interviews, fewer restrictions are reported by the various stakeholders, as the extent of trade engagement is still somewhat low. Instead, the challenges identified within specific sub-sectors from both sides relate mainly to procedures set to secure compliance. They mostly indicate adherence to labeling requirements for food products. More importantly, this study strongly recommends the direct involvement of the business community of Malaysia in cross-regional initiatives to identify opportunities for creating supply chains in Chile for specific sectors, namely in electronics, furniture and base metals.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Export potentials, non-tariff barriers, Malaysia, Chile
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: Faculty of Economics & Administration
Depositing User: Mr. Mohd Samsul Ismail
Date Deposited: 18 Dec 2014 03:16
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2014 03:16
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/11409

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