Reopening International Travel: The Travel Bubble Approach

Why was the Singapore – Hong Kong travel bubble deferred twice? Will a high vaccination rate give policy makers the necessary confidence to proceed with it again? Our latest research explores the decision-making process among global leaders as they work towards cooperative travel arrangements in a pandemic.  Reopening international travel is one of the most pressing issues facing the world […]

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Chart of the Week Jan 15, 2021: ASEAN Export and Import Clearance Times

Sluggish customs and documentation clearance times are significant hurdles to the achievement of seamless trade within ASEAN. This week’s chart illustrates the average export and import clearance times in terms of border and documentary compliances. The data is sourced from the World Bank’s ‘Doing Business’ database, which records the time and cost associated with the logistical process of exporting and importing goods in 2019 via questionnaires administered on local freight forwarders, customs brokers, […]

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