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Trade Finance Opportunities through South-South Cooperation

Discussion Paper 152

October 2013

Alvarez, A.M. 2013. Trade finance opportunities through South-South cooperation. (ECDPM Discussion Paper 152). Maastricht: ECDPM.

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Developing countries and emerging markets’ national and regional institutions can substantially address the trade and infrastructure finance needs of developing countries. There is a need for a new global financial architecture and a holistic approach to trade and finance. Developing countries’ suppliers need to access trade finance as a means to enter, establish and/or move up in regional / international value chains. Financing is needed to support export capacities and to strengthen production capacities as required by the complexities of GVCs. 

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Ana María Alvarez