Distance is a friction to Pacific Island countries' trade with the USA

Azmat Gani*

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Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate if distance is a friction to Pacific Island countries (PICs) trade with the USA. Design/methodology/approach: A gravity model is used to estimate trade flows using time-series cross-country data for period 1981-2005. Findings: The empirical findings utilizing panel data estimation procedures here provide confirmation that distance imposes significant regressive effect on PICs exports to the USA. Originality/value: This paper expresses the view that distance can impose regressive effects on PICs commodity exports to the USA.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)97-101
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of International Trade Law and Policy
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • International trade
  • Pacific Region
  • United States of America

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial relations
  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
  • Political Science and International Relations
  • Law


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