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

1524-Cover - Integrating SMES into GVCs (final 21Apr)
Published Date May 2014
Type of Publication Reports
Publication Under APEC Secretariat, APEC Policy Support Unit
Accessed 50984
Pages 68
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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.