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Title: Asia-Pacific trade and investment report 2017: channelling trade and investment into sustainable development
Organization:United Nations ESCAP
Date:October 2017

The report provides information on and independent analyses of regional trends and policy developments in trade in goods and commercial services, as well as foreign direct investment. It also provides insights into the impacts of these recent and emerging developments on countries’ abilities to meet the challenges of achieving sustainable development. The report proposes a framework to further enhance the contribution of international trade and foreign direct investment to sustainable development. The report also provides estimates of the economic, social and environmental impacts of alternative regional trade and investment liberalization policy scenarios, when implemented alone or in conjunction with selected domestic social and environmental policies.

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