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Towards Regional Integration in South Asia: Promoting Trade Facilitation and Connectivity


This compendium focuses on some of the most pressing issues that are critically important to advancing the cause of South Asian economic integration. Whilst in recent years SAARC policymakers have taken important decisions to enhance market access, promote trade facilitation and deepen transport linkages in the region, formidable challenges continue …

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Protecting Bangladesh’s Geographical Indication Interests: The Case of Jamdani


CPD-NCCB Publication on Protecting Bangladesh’s Geographical Indication Interests The Case of Jamdani This publication emerged from a collaborative initiative of the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) and the National Crafts Council of Bangladesh (NCCB). The study taken under the initiative deals with the issue of operationalising the newly enacted Geographical Indication …

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CPD Research Monograph 5 – Bangladesh Apparels Export to the Japanese Market: Opportunities and Challenges

In recent times, Bangladesh’s export of apparels to the Japanese market has started to evince some encouraging changes. Japanese buyers have started to outsource standard, low-end knitwear and woven wear products in an increasing manner. This change in buyers’ sourcing strategy is primarily related to changes in Japanese consumers’ demand …

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CPD Research Monograph 3 – Aid for Trade: Needs Assessment from Bangladesh Perspective

This monograph addresses the “needs” dimension of the Aid for Trade (AfT) agenda from Bangladesh country perspective. The study was designed as a preparatory step towards seeking support under the AfT initiative. In order to carry out the Needs Assessment, the study has identified key trade-related constraints confronting Bangladesh so …

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Training Manual on WTO and Bangladesh Trade Policy

As Bangladesh gets increasingly integrated into the global economy, trade-related issues are assuming greater importance. There is thus an urgent need for enhanced awareness and understanding among major stakeholders with regard to key issues relating to multilateral trading system, and particularly the WTO. This Training Manual intends to contribute to …

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Bangladesh Apparel Sector in Post MFA Era: A Study on the Ongoing Restructuring Process

This volume is the outcome of a study jointly implemented by the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) and the SouthAsia Enterprise Development Facility (SEDF). It attempts an exercise to identify factors contributing to Bangladesh’s post-MFA performance in order to understand and gain useful insights about the strengths of her RMG …

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CPD Research Monograph 1 – Fish Trade Liberalisation in Bangladesh: Implications of SPS Measures and Eco-Labelling for the Export-Oriented Shrimp Sector

Shrimp is the second largest export item from Bangladesh after readymade garments. It is a major source of employment and income for a large number of people who depend on fishing for their livelihoods. With the increasing share of shrimp in the export sector, it is necessary to maintain the …

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Bangladesh in the Global Trade Regime: Labour, Environment, Agriculture, Export and Trade Negotiations

The volume is a compendium of eight articles that reflects the dynamics of Bangladesh’s external sector as it strives to address the demands of an increasingly competitive global market. The volume brings together a number of recent writings on related themes by professionals at the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD). …

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