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Overcoming trade logistics challenges: Asia-Pacific experiences

Ben Shepherd (Developing Trade Consultants Ltd.)
Shintaro Hamanaka (Office of Regional Economic Integration, Asian Development Bank)

Asia Pacific Journal of Marketing and Logistics

ISSN: 1355-5855

Article publication date: 8 June 2015




The purpose of this paper is to identify major challenges that Asia-Pacific policy makers face in drawing up international logistics policies, and to seek possible solutions to the problems.


Case study method: the paper includes seven case studies that attempt to address various types of logistics challenges. The paper introduces both intra- and extra-regional examples of the ways in which those challenges have been overcome in particular contexts through concerted action by government and the private sector.


There are a lot of interesting experiences of overcoming logistics challenges, both inside and outside the Asia-Pacific region. Good practice experiences can be replicated by other countries in the region.


While there have been a lot of discussions on logistics policy reforms, this paper is one of the first attempts that clearly link challenges with concrete case experiences where those are overcome. The paper discusses very practical issues in an analytically sound manner, using case method.



Shepherd, B. and Hamanaka, S. (2015), "Overcoming trade logistics challenges: Asia-Pacific experiences", Asia Pacific Journal of Marketing and Logistics, Vol. 27 No. 3, pp. 444-466.



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