SAFTA: Living in a World of Regional Trade Agreements

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Author/Editor: Jose Daniel Rodríguez-Delgado
Release Date: © February, 2007
ISBN : 978-1-45186-587-5
Stock #: WPIEA2007023
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The paper evaluates the South Asia Free Trade Agreement (SAFTA) within the global structure of overlapping regional trade agreements (RTAs) using a modified gravity equation. First, it examines the effects of the Trade Liberalization Program which started in 2006. SAFTA would have a minor effect on regional trade flows and the impact on custom duties would be a manageable fiscal shock for most members. Second, the paper ranks the trade effects of other potential RTAs for individual South Asian countries and SAFTA: RTAs with North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the European Union (EU) dominate one with the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN).


International trade , International trade agreements , Trade liberalization

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