National Policies for Logistics Services in Chile and Peru: Their Impact and Challenges vis-à-vis the Asia-Pacific Region

García Piña, Adalid; Quindimil, Manuel (November 2016). National Policies for Logistics Services in Chile and Peru: Their Impact and Challenges vis-à-vis the Asia-Pacific Region (SECO Working Paper Series 14/2016). Bern, Switzerland: SECO, World Trade Institute

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Recently, logistics services have become one of the most important issues in international
trade. The competitiveness in logistics services is essential to get real access to different
countries. However, the importance of logistics these services are not negotiated in commercial agreement and not revised for many authors. Peru and Chile have actively participated during the last decades in trade issues, and are now engage in different ongoing negotiation such as WTO Doha Round, the Pacific Alliance, APEC, and TPP amongst others. Both of them depend on trade in a significant percentage of their GDP. The different strategies to enhance commerce between them and worldwide, are definitely fundamental for its development. Asia is known as a paradigm for Latin America, and especially regarding improved logistics competitiveness strategies.

The first section of this paper develops a literature review regarding the different approaches of logistics services definition. The second section will present the Asian approach to this topic, focusing in APEC and ASEAN present discussion. Then we will aim to answer ¿Which are the main modifications that Peru and Chile have done and what is pending? Then through a series of short interviews with the main actors in Chile and Peru we will try to compare the approach form Asia and our countries in order to obtain policy recommendations.

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Working Paper


02 Faculty of Law > Department of Economic Law > World Trade Institute
10 Strategic Research Centers > World Trade Institute


300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 320 Political science
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 340 Law


SECO Working Paper Series


SECO, World Trade Institute


[UNSPECIFIED] Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs


[UNSPECIFIED] SECO/WTI Academic Cooperation Project




Pablo Rahul Das

Date Deposited:

23 Mar 2017 15:29

Last Modified:

15 Mar 2022 12:34

Additional Information:

SECO/WTI Academic Cooperation Project, based at the World Trade Institute of the University of Bern, Switzerland.




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