As trade-barriers are removed and logistics services requirements and costs increase, multi-national companies are searching for industrial and logistics centres where repackaging, labeling, bar-coding, light assembly and other value-added services can be provided. The ESCAP countries have been developing healthy economic ties not only on a regional basis but also with those of other regions, mainly through maritime transport. The majority of them have potential to establish ports that would be viable logistics centres however the sector has been inefficiently managed, over regulated and constrained. Recently there have been many attempts in ESCAP ports to shift their emphasis to value-added logistics services in order to remain competitive. The main purpose of this study is to develop strategies and guidelines that would help ports in this transition of emphasis.38 VALUE-ADDED SERVICES OF LOGISTICS CENTRES IN PORT AREAS ... start-up; labour relief; deregulation from import registration; local minimal tax codes; reduced exemption of currency quotas tax abatement; and regulatory restraintsanbsp;...
|Title||:||Commercial Development of Regional Ports as Logistics Centres|
|Author||:||United Nations. Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific|
|Publisher||:||United Nations Publications - 2002|