Integrating SMEs into Global Value Chains: Policy Principles and Best Practices

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Integrating SMEs into Global Value Chains: Policy Principles and Best Practices

Publication Number

APEC#214-SE-01.7

Published Date

May 2014

Type of Publication

Reports

Publications Under

APEC Secretariat, APEC Policy Support Unit

Accessed

40575

Pages

68

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Description

Issues Paper No. 6
 
With global value chains (GVCs) playing a prominent role in the international trading system, integrating SMEs into GVCs brings benefits, but also faces challenges. The analysis of GVCs in the agriculture, food processing, automobile, electronics, and handicraft sectors shows heterogeneity exists among them, in terms of value chain configuration and characteristics.