Logistics Observatory for Chile. Strengthening Policies for Competitiveness

Produced by: 
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development(OECD)
Available from: 
February 2016
Paper author(s): 
International Transport Forum
Topic: 
Globalization - Trade
Infraestructure - Transport - Water
Year: 
2016

High quality logistics is a key for the economic performance of any country. Well-functioning logistics both domestically and internationally is a necessary precondition of national competitiveness. As an open economy, Chile relies heavily on trade for its economic growth. Lower transport and logistics costs as well as effective coordination between operators and public and private sector would improve Chile’s competitiveness, boost exports and diversify production and trade patterns. Global trade and transport facilitation indicators for Chile show a significant gap in comparison with high performing OECD countries. Chile performs well in logistics indicators in comparison with other Latin American countries. However, the logistics competitiveness of Chile can be significantly improved to reach the OECD average. Such an improvement can potentially have a huge impact on trade performance of the country. National freight transport and logistics strategy needs to be supported with Key Performance Indicators. Understanding logistics performance is essential for evaluation and determination of transport and trade facilitation policies. Aligning regulatory policies, both landside and maritime, removing impediments to growing trade, such as inefficient border controls, restrictive cabotage policies, and completing the national logistics strategy are all particularly important factors for global supply chain competition. A set of Key Performance Indicators are essential to advance these policies.

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