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Integrating Services in South Asia: Trade, Investment, and Mobility

Rupa Chanda


This book analyses the prospects for services integration in South Asia, focusing on member countries of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) — India, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and the Maldives. SAARC turned to trade promotion in order to achieve greater regional integration, starting with the signing of the SAARC Preferential Trade Agreement (SAPTA) in April 1993. The book discusses the role and performance of services within the region and identifies those services and areas which offer good and varied prospects for intra-regional integration. It ... More

Keywords: South Asia, South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation, SAARC, South Asian Free Trade Agreement, SAFTA, services, liberalization, reforms, regional integration, SAARC Preferential Trade Agreement, SAPTA

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780198069959
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198069959.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rupa Chanda, author
Economics & Social Sciences Area, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore