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dc.contributor.authorPremaratne, Dharshani
dc.contributor.authorde Mel, Deshal
dc.contributor.authorJayaratne, Suwendrani
dc.coverage.temporalSRI LANKA
dc.creatorUN.ESCAP
dc.creatorAsia-Pacific Research and Training Network on Trade (ARTNeT)
dc.date.accessioned2021-03-28T04:38:37Z
dc.date.available2021-03-28T04:38:37Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12870/1442
dc.description.abstractSri Lanka’s economy which followed an inward-looking policy regime in the 1960s and the 1970’s witnessed a marked shift towards the liberalization of the economy since 1977. This was followed by structural transformations, with the economy changing its course from being primarily an agricultural economy to one driven by the services and industrial sectors. Furthermore, with the liberalization of the economy, Sri Lanka became increasingly dependent on trade, with the trade to GDP ratio being 41 per cent as of 2008. In the early stages of trade reform the country’s strategy to improve outward orientation was through unilateral tariff reforms, and Sri Lanka was slow in pursuing reciprocal preferential trade initiatives1 . Nevertheless, from the mid-1990s preferential trade policy initiatives were pursued, especially to strengthen bilateral trade and investment linkages with the selected partners in the region. As a result, Sri Lanka is now party to two bilateral agreements, IndoLanka Free Trade Agreement (ISFTA) and the Pakistan-Sri Lanka Free Trade Agreement (PSFTA) and two regional agreements, Asia Pacific Trade Agreement (APTA) and South Asia Free Trade Agreement (SAFTA).
dc.format.extent38 p.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherUnited Nations
dc.relation.ispartofseriesARTNeT Working Paper
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dc.titleUtilization of trade agreements in Sri Lanka : perceptions of exporters vs. statistical measurements
dc.typeText
dcterms.accessRightsOpen access
dc.rights.holderUnited Nations
dc.subject.unbistTRADE AGREEMENTS
escap.publisherPlaceBangkok
escap.doctypeWorking paper
escap.programmeOfWorkTrade, Investment & Innovation
escap.bibLevelMonograph
escap.link.internalLinkhttps://www.unescap.org/resources/utilization-trade-agreements-sri-lanka-perceptions-exporters-vs-statistical-measurements
escap.countrySri Lanka
escap.subregionSouth and South-West Asia
escap.contactPhone+66 2 288-1234
escap.contactEmail[email protected]
escap.contactUnitTrade, Investment and Innovation Division
escap.ispartofseriesnoARTNeT Working Paper ; No. 96, March 2011
dc.date.escap2011-03-01
dc.relation.ispartofseriesnoNo. 96, March 2011


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