Compiled features on recent developments in regional cooperation and integration in the SASEC region.


March 2017
Commentary: Boosting Trade Facilitation in Services

A fast-rising information technology-enabled services (ITES) is opening global opportunities for the millions of Indian college graduates that enter the workforce every year. In this article, Mr. Pritam Banergee, Senior Director for Corporate Public Policy (South Asia), Deutsche Post DHL, discusses the need for India’s government and businesses to focus on trade policy reform that ensure markets remain open for the ITES sector.

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Tags:  Authorised Economic OperatorsICTIndiaEmploymentJobsServicesSouth AsiaTariffsTechnologyTrade FacilitationTrade Facilitation AgreementTrade PolicyWTO

January 2017
APTA Member Countries Move to Boost Trade in the Region

Bangladesh, China, India, Laos, South Korea, and Sri Lanka, member countries of the Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement (APTA), moved to expand trade and boost growth in the region by agreeing to increase the number of products under preferential tariff treatment to 10,677 items from 4,270 at the 4th session of the APTA Ministerial Council.

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Tags:  Asia-PacificBangladeshDevelopmentRegional CooperationServicesSri LankaSustainabilityTariffsTradeTrade FacilitationUNESCAPIndia