Bangladesh's Export Opportunities in the Indian Market : Addressing Barriers and Strategies for Future
AbstractThis article investigates new opportunities that are emerging for Bangladesh with regard to her trade with India. In spite of the growing bilateral trade deficit, value of Bangladeshâs exports to India increased by about three times over the last five years. Examination of the dynamics of Bangladesh-India bilateral trade reveals that the number of products in Bangladeshâs export basket has registered significant increase, while at the same time, composition of the countryâs exports to India has also shifted towards newer and non-traditional products. Revealed Comparative Advantage (RCA) analysis shows that export items with RCA>1 in India, which include raw jute, chemical fertiliser, cement, RMG, leather, battery, textile fabrics and some other items, have significant export opportunities and have a combined potential market of USD 2 billion in India. On the basis of examination of various tariff and non-tariff barriers to trade with India, the article attempts to assess the economic implications of Indiaâs sensitive list as it applies to Bangladesh, and argues that elimination of this list is not likely to have an adverse impact on Indiaâs revenue earnings. The article also comes up with a number of recommendations to deal with the non-tariff barriers faced by Bangladesh in her trade with India, particularly in areas related to constraints arising from lack of trade facilitation.
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India; Bangladesh; trade; economic integration; revealed comparative advantages; tariff barriers;
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- Mustafizur Rahman & Towfiqul Islam Khan & Ashiqun Nabi & Tapas Kumar Paul, 2010. "Bangladesh's Export Opportunities in the Indian Market: Addressing Barriers and Strategies for Future," CPD Working Paper, Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) 90, Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD).
- F10 - International Economics - - Trade - - - General
- F13 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade Policy; International Trade Organizations
- F15 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Economic Integration
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