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Trade Patterns and Global Value Chains in East Asia

From Trade in Goods to Trade in Tasks

By World Trade Organization WTO

The increasing internationalization of supply chains is challenging our interpretation of conventional trade statistics, as traditional concepts such as country of origin or the distinction between goods and services become blurred. This publication, jointly produced by the WTO and the Institute of Developing Economies–Japan External Trade Organization (IDE–JETRO), focuses on the factors that have helped to shape global productions.

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