Prospects of regional economic cooperation in South Asia with special studies on Indian industry

This book is aimed at researchers and students at graduate and post-graduate level in the field of economics and international trade. The book is written against the backdrop of sluggish progress of multilateral trade negotiations under the framework of the World Trade Organization (WTO) regime whic...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Saini, Gordhan K.
Format: eBook
Published: Oxford, UK Chandos Pub. 2012
Series:Chandos Asian studies series : contemporary issues and trends
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Collection: O'Reilly - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • 4 Regional trade in South Asia: findings from three indicesSouth Asia in the world; Trade intensity index; Index of revealed comparative advantage; Trade complementarity index; Notes; 5 Gravity analysis of South Asia's free trade; Introduction; Augmented gravity model of South Asian trade; Results and discussion; Conclusion; 6 What do GTAP evaluations reveal about regionalism in South Asia?; Introduction; Pigato et al. (1997); Tennakoon (2000); Siriwardana (2002); Bandara and Yu (2003); Asaduazzaman et al. (2003); Mohanty (2005); Hossain and Selim (2007); Raihan and Razzaque (2007)
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
  • Ganesh-Kumar and Saini (2009)Conclusion; Notes; 7 Trade facilitation concerns in South Asia: the case of selected agro-food industries; Introduction; South Asian integration and economic policy space; Agricultural exports, non-tariff measures and trade facilitation in South Asia; Indian commodity studies; Conclusion; 8 The impact of the India-Sri Lanka FTA: prospects for a comprehensive economic partnership agreement; Introduction; Main provisions of ISFTA; Trade impact of ISFTA; Structure of Indian and Sri Lankan exports in the post-ISFTA period
  • 2 Regional trade agreements in South AsiaIntroduction; Bilateral arrangements; Multilateral/inter-regional agreements; Legal basis of RTAs in South Asia; Notes; 3 Regional economic cooperation in South Asia: a literature review; Recent literature on regional trade cooperation worldwide; The debate on RTAs: arguments in favor and against; The 'natural trading partner' hypothesis as a criterion for the success of RTAs; Regional trade cooperation in South Asia: earlier and recent studies; The desirability of the South Asian Free Trade Area; Notes
  • Cover; Prospects of Regional Economic Cooperation in South Asia: With special studies on Indian industry; Copyright; Contents; List of figures and tables; List of acronyms; About the author; List of contributors; Foreword; Part I Regional economic cooperation in South Asia; 1 Regional trade agreements: trends, taxonomy and motivation; Proliferation of regional trade agreements in the world economy; Regional trade agreements: taxonomy; Motivations to form regional trade agreements; Pre-conditions and key principles for successful regional integration; Notes
  • Potential areas of cooperation for trade in servicesConclusion; Acknowledgments; Notes; Part II Special studies on Indian industry; 9 The Hatch-Waxman Act and Indian pharmaceutical firms: an analysis; Introduction; Principal provisions of the HWA; The significance of the HWA for Indian pharma companies; Recent case law in the HWA; Case law and Indian pharmaceutical firms; Conclusion and recommendations; Acknowledgments; Notes; 10 Non-tariff measures and their impact: India's textiles and clothing exports; Introduction; NTMs and India; Approach and methodology; Results and discussion