ADB, ADB Institute, and Seoul National University will hold the 3rd Asian Economic Development Conference on 13–14 July 2024 in Seoul. Submit unpublished, high-quality, frontline research on development economic issues relevant to developing Asia and the Pacific. Register by 15 January 2024. Get more information here.
Noting the region makes up the largest share of the world’s online retail market, it tracks the impact of the pandemic and emphasizes the need to level the playing field for small businesses. It outlines ways for companies to measure their carbon footprint, highlights the potential risk of anti-competitive behavior, and explains the need to improve digital taxation policies in line with e-commerce’s rapid growth. Read more.
While stricter environmental regulations help reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from domestic production, leading to lower CO2 emissions embodied in exports, stricter regulations on the importing side lead to higher CO2 emissions embodied in imports. Read more.
This report analyzes how to detangle and simplify the complex product-specific rules of origin (PSRO) in free trade agreements in Asia and the Pacific and explores how PSRO convergence can cut red tape and reduce inefficiencies impacting trade. Read it here.
As global economic corridors gain momentum, a comprehensive approach to trade and transport facilitation is essential to strengthen supply chains for sustainable growth.
The supply chain agreement is expected to help reduce concentration and reliance on a few large trading partners for critical goods, such as semiconductor chips.