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Special Issue "Preferential Trade Agreements and Global Value Chains"

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 29 February 2020

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Sajid Anwar

School of Business, University of the Sunshine Coast, Maroochydore, QLD 4558, Australia
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Interests: international finance; international economics; international business

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The improvements in communication and transportation technology have facilitated a rapid globalization. The net effect is a significant increase in international trade. To take advantage of the opportunities arising from increased trade, a number of countries have entered into preferential trade agreements. At the same time, there has also been a rapid increase in the international trade of intermediate goods, and hence, global value chains have become more important. This Special Issue deals with different aspects of preferential trade agreements and global value chains. Both micro- and macro-level studies on individual countries and groups of countries are welcome. However, all manuscripts must have policy implications. All submitted manuscripts will be subject to a rigorous peer-review procedure with the aim of rapid and wide dissemination of research results.

Some basic information on the link between global value chain and preferential trade agreements can be found at https://www.wto.org/english/res_e/booksp_e/gvcs_report_2017_chapter8_appendix.pdf

Prof. Dr. Sajid Anwar
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Sustainability is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1700 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • Global value chains
  • Preferential trade agreements
  • Trade in intermediate goods
  • Trade restrictions

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