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Assessing the Potential for Growth of Intraregional Trade in South Asia

In: Challenges and Opportunities for Trade and Financial Integration in Asia and the Pacific

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  • Deepika Wadhwa

    (United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP))

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    During the past two decades, intraregional trade has assumed a lot of importance - with intraregional trade growing rapidly in several regions, such as the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the European Union. However, intraregional trade in South Asia has not witnessed rapid expansion despite the institutional measures taken by the South Asian countries through the South Asian Preferential Trade Agreement (SAPTA) and the South Asian Free Trade Agreement (SAFTA).

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  • Mia Mikic (ed.), 2009. "Challenges and Opportunities for Trade and Financial Integration in Asia and the Pacific," STUDIES IN TRADE AND INVESTMENT, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), number tipub2563, December.
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    Keywords: intraregional trade; South Asia; ASEAN; NAFTA; SAFTA; SAPTA;

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