Sri Lanka’s Free Trade Agreements with India and Pakistan: Are They Leading Bilateral Trade Beyond Normalcy?

@article{Abeyratne2012SriLF,
  title={Sri Lanka’s Free Trade Agreements with India and Pakistan: Are They Leading Bilateral Trade Beyond Normalcy?},
  author={S. Abeyratne},
  journal={Lahore Journal of Economics},
  year={2012},
  volume={17},
  pages={315-337}
}
  • S. Abeyratne
  • Published 1 September 2012
  • Economics
  • Lahore Journal of Economics
Bilateralism arises as a “second-best” option when countries seek benefits beyond those of regional approaches to free trade and those of unilateral liberalization. In spite of the regional initiatives for free trade in South Asia along with policy reforms in individual countries, Sri Lanka entered into bilateral free trade agreements (FTAs) with India (2000) and Pakistan (2005). In a situation where trade within the South Asian region has been sluggish despite higher economic growth, trade… Expand

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