Transportation Cost of Agricultural Exports from Gaza Strip: An Exploratory Study
International Journal of Economics, Finance and Management Sciences
Volume 5, Issue 6, December 2017, Pages: 276-283
Received: Aug. 3, 2016;
Accepted: Oct. 8, 2017;
Published: Nov. 10, 2017
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Khalil A. Elnamrouty, Department of Economics and Political Science, Islamic University – Gaza, Gaza Strip, Palestine
Export transportation costs are one of the major obstructions facing the Palestinian economy. The process of moving agricultural goods from the exporter’s location in the Gaza Strip to the target market involves significant financial costs as well as costs associated with imperfect information, weak infrastructure, lengthy and uncertain delivery times. The experience of exporters in Gaza Strip proves that, Back-to-Back system at Kerem Shalom crossing point and other procedures imposed by the Israeli occupation has led to an increase in land transport, freight and logistic costs. Consequently, this has caused great losses to the agriculture sector and other economic sectors in the Gaza Strip.
Khalil A. Elnamrouty,
Transportation Cost of Agricultural Exports from Gaza Strip: An Exploratory Study, International Journal of Economics, Finance and Management Sciences.
Vol. 5, No. 6,
2017, pp. 276-283.
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