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Trade facilitation measures in South Asian FTAs

Sachin Chaturvedi

Trade facilitation measures in South Asian FTAs

an overview of initiatives and policy approaches

by Sachin Chaturvedi

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Published by Research and Information System for Developing Countries in New Delhi .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Free trade -- South Asia,
  • South Asia -- Commercial policy

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 42-44).

    StatementSachin Chaturvedi.
    SeriesRIS discussion papers -- RIS-DP # 118
    ContributionsResearch and Information System for the Non-aligned and Other Developing Countries.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHF2310.3.A5-.Z6 (H7)+
    The Physical Object
    Pagination62, iii p. ;
    Number of Pages62
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17106205M
    LC Control Number2008330792

    South Asia Transport and Trade Facilitation Conference Preliminary Country Briefing Report Fall Prepared by: DOMUS A.D., LLC Print Date: 10/18/ South Asia Transport and Trade Facilitation Conference Briefing Book Country and Sector Analysis Prepared for US Trade and Development Agency Prepared by Domus A.D. LLC Octo File Size: KB. FTAs/EPAs are more comprehensive, involving not only trade liberalization but also liberalization of trade in services and investment, trade facilitation measures such as simplified customs clearance and mutual recognition of standards, and technical assistance. Given the growing number of FTAs in East Asia, as discussed above, in. OECD Trade Facilitation Indicators – Japan To help governments improve their border procedures, reduce trade costs, boost trade flows and reap greater benefits from international trade, OECD has developed a set of trade facilitation indicators that identify areas for action and enable the potential impact of reforms to be assessed.   Trade Facilitation Measures In continuation of Trade Notice No/ dated , stressing the need to maintain absolute integrity and transparency in the functioning of all DGFT offices, attention is drawn to the fact that DGFT is moving towards an IT enabled paperless and personal contact free environment to achieve these objectives.

    The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN; / ˈ ɑː s i ɑː n / AH-see-ahn, / ˈ ɑː z i ɑː n / AH-zee-ahn) is a regional intergovernmental organization comprising ten countries in Southeast Asia, which promotes intergovernmental cooperation and facilitates economic, political, security, military, educational, and sociocultural integration among its members and other countries in Official languages of contracting states: 10 languages, .


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Chaturvedi, S., “Trade facilitation measures in South Asian FTAs: An overview of initiatives and policy approaches”, pp. Chapter III in ESCAP, Trade facilitation beyond the multilateral trade negotiations: Regional practices, customs valuation and other emerging issues – A study by the Asia-Pacific Research and.

"Trade facilitation measures in South Asian FTAs: an overview of initiatives and policy approaches," STUDIES IN TRADE AND INVESTMENT, in: Trade Facilitation Beyond the Multilateral Trade Negotiations: Regional Practices, Customs, Valuation and Other Emerging Issues, pagesUnited Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the.

Downloadable. In this paper authors have made an effort to take a stock of various FTAs in South Asia from the point of view of incorporation of TF measures in the text of FTAs. Authors also look into the individual initiatives being made by the South Asian countries for advancement of trade facilitation especially in context of Articles V, VIII and X.

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Objective. Trade-oriented companies in Central Asia benefit from cost-cutting measures to facilitate trade.

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The fourth section discusses policy recommendations, focusing on how to minimize the discriminatory effects of FTA trade facilitation measures on non-members. The finalCited by: The proposed TA will: " support the operationalization of a Customs Subgroup of the SASEC Trade Facilitation Working Group for improved coordination and cooperation among customs officials in the SASEC countries; " promote the exchange of experience in, and knowledge on international good practices on, customs reforms and modernization among South Asian countries; and " help.

7/11/ 3 Trends in Trade Growth in South Asia (Estimates) Percentage. Trade facilitation in the WTO: The implications for India. Trade Facilitation Measures in South Asian FTAs: An Overview of Initiatives and Policy : Nisha Taneja.

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trade facilitation measures among South Asian countries. This study is an attempt to explore the present status of trade facilitation measures in South Asia and analyse the major issues and future prospects.

The results of the study revealed that trade performance was not impressive in the countries of Afghanistan, Nepal and Bhutan. The question is whether these FTAs escalate non-tariff measures (NTMs), leading to higher trade deficits. This is indeed a possibility if policy makers didn’t pay enough attention to creating a complementary ecosystem, in terms of trade facilitation measures for efficient functioning of the trade regime, at the time of signing of FTA.

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India. Trade amongst the remaining South Asian countries is much smaller than India’s trade with any of its South Asian partners. Owing to its central geographical location in the region, India is also at the helm of all regional trade facilitation and transit issues. The pace and direction of. Promoting Intra-Regional Trade in South Asia through Trade Facilitation Measures under the Auspices of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation Md.

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This Report is intended to contribute to a wider discussion of the contents and elements of the multilateral framework on trade facilitation, by offering South Asian negotiators an opportunity to examine, in greater detail, the challenges posed by the negotiations.

Committee. The impact of the improvements in trade facilitation and links in the supply chains are becoming evident for some South Asian countries as evidenced in the “Doing Business ”.

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This paper reviews progress and indicators of trade facilitation in member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. The findings show that import and export costs vary considerably in the member countries, from very low to moderately high levels. To the extent that trade facilitation measures can reduce both marginal and Cited by: Asian countries,5 this paper focuses on the impact that FTAs have on trade at the different stages that East Asian economies participate in.

6 The central part of this study is an econometric analysis using panel data with the gravity model of international trade flows. FACILITATION MEASURES RELATED TO INTERNATIONAL TRADE PROCEDURES International trade and transport developments will be largely influenced by the development of Information Technology (IT) and, in particular, Internet or web-based applications.

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APEC MODEL MEASURES FOR TRADE FACILITATION IN RTAS/FTAS APEC Model Measures for Trade Facilitation in RTAs/FTAs. APEC Ministers Responsible for Trade at their meeting in Jeju on 2 and 3 June instructed Senior Officials to develop possible. Designing and Implementing Trade Facilitation in Asia and the Pacific This reference book aims to support the implementation of trade facilitation measures and reforms in Asia and the Pacific.

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