SAFTA

Not-so-free trade

SAARC leaders emphasise regional free trade and investment while overlooking the need to address labour conditions.

Caged Regionalism – The disappointment of SAFTA and BIMSTEC

In order to take advantage of the global trade regime, countries of Southasia must first develop trade between each other.

| Jul 17, 2005

A Subcontinental free trade utopia

SAFTA has been hyped following the SAARC summit, but will it only help the trader and not the people? And what of services?

| Jan 01, 2004

Is the largest market in the making?

The prospect of free trade in the subcontinent is expected to stamp-out illegal trade and the routing of goods through third countries leading in the long-term to benefits for all in the region.

| Jan 01, 2004

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