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South Asia in the WTO

South Asia in the WTO

  • Saman Kelegama - Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka (IPS), Colombo, Sri Lanka

© 2008 | 296 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
South Asia, with its large population, has emerged as an important player in the WTO and the current negotiations under the Doha Round. Nevertheless, the countries in the region face a formidable challenge in analyzing and synthesizing proposals and submissions made by other WTO members.

Previous studies have looked at the subject from a WTO issues-based perspective but not necessarily from the country capacity perspective. In this book the contributors examine the position of each South Asian country in the multilateral trading system as defined by the WTO and highlight various concerns they have on key WTO issues in agriculture, industry, services, and development. The possibility of South Asian countries formulating a common position in the WTO negotiations is also explored in detail.

This book is useful for academics, policy makers, civil society activists, undergraduate students of Development Economics and anyone with an interest in the WTO vis-a-vis South Asia.
Saman Kelegama
Veena Jha and Swapna Nair
India and the WTO
Abid Qaiyum Suleri and Mehnaz Ajmal
Pakistan and the WTO
Jayanthi Thennakoon and Amrit Rajapakse
Sri Lanka and the WTO
Fahmida Khatun
Bangladesh and the WTO
Navin Dahal
Nepal and the WTO
Janaka Wijayasiri
Maldives and the WTO
Sonam Tobgay
Bhutan and the WTO
Muchkund Dubey
South Asia and the WTO

Recommended addition to the global business professional’s shelf.

The Business Standard

This book provides an insight into the political economy of Sri Lanka for not attaining the desired performance in spite of early liberalization and a better economic base to start with after its independence in 1948…The book is written in the form of a commentary, describing the political economy of Sri Lanka and its impact…full of interesting information about Sri Lanka.

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ISBN: 9780761936145