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Regional Integration in South Asia: Essays in Honour of Dr. M. Rahmatullah


There is a general consensus among policymakers, academicians and development practitioners that transport connectivity lies at the heart of deepening regional cooperation and integration in South Asia. It is being increasingly recognised now that development of production networks and value chains and promotion of trade and investment depend critically on …

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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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NTBs: The Next Frontier to Overcome – Mustafizur Rahman

The opinion-piece originally appeared on the SARCist website in September 2015. NTBs: The Next Frontier to Overcome Professor Mustafizur Rahman Whilst the SAARC countries have been able to make notable progress in terms of bringing down tariff barriers in intra-regional trade, non-tariff barriers (NTBs) and related concerns continue to pose formidable challenges …

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Dr Khondaker Golam Moazzem on MVA


Published in Dhaka Tribune on Thursday, 27 August 2015. Exports to SAARC see 16% rise in FY15 Ibrahim Hossain Ovi Exports to SAARC regions stood at $648.68m in FY2014-15, which was 15.75% higher compared $560.38m in the previous fiscal year Snapping a three-year downtrend, Bangladesh’s exports to SAARC countries have …

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Trade Facilitation towards Export Promotion in the Indian Market: CPD Research Monograph

CPD Research Monograph 8: Trade Facilitation towards Export Promotion in the Indian Market: Addressing the Emerging Gaps Contributors: Mustafizur Rahman and Khaleda Akhter The opportunities and potential benefits that could emerge from deepening bilateral trade and investment and economy-wide cooperation between Bangladesh and India are undermined, to a large measure, by …

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Eighth SAFTA Ministerial Meeting: Some Reflections


Originally published under Opinions of the SARCist initiative website on 15 September 2014. Eighth SAFTA Ministerial Meeting: Some Reflections by Professor Mustafizur Rahman, Executive Director, Centre for Policy Dialogue, Dhaka The 8th meeting of the SAFTA Ministerial Council (SMC) held on 24 July 2014 and hosted by Bhutan, the current …

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CPD study on Trade Potential in SAFTA cited in Indian Streams Research Journal

Cited in Kiran. R, K. Subashini(2014). INDIA’S TRADE WITH SAARC COUNTRIES: AN ANALYSIS. Indian Streams Research Journal, Vol. IV, Issue. III, DOI : 10.9780/22307850, http://newsite.isrj.net/UploadedData/4588.pdf INDIA’S TRADE WITH SAARC COUNTRIES: AN ANALYSIS Kiran. R, K. Subashini DOI : 10.9780/22307850, Published on : 14/04/2014 , By : Laxmi Book Publication Abstract : SAARC countries …

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Professor Mustafizur Rahman on regional trade and export

Published in Alokito Bangladesh on Sunday, 9 February 2014. রফতানি বাণিজ্য পিছিয়ে পড়ছে বাংলাদেশ বকাঠামো উন্নয়নের সুফল প্রতিবেশীদের ঘরে জাহিদুল ইসলাম আঞ্চলিক বাণিজ্যে পিছিয়ে পড়ছে বাংলাদেশ। ভারত, নেপাল, ভুটান, থাইল্যান্ড, সিঙ্গাপুরের মতো প্রতিবেশী দেশগুলোতে বাংলাদেশের পণ্য রফতানি কমে আসছে। অন্যদিকে এ সব দেশ থেকে বাড়ছে আমদানি। সবকিছুর প্রভাবে বাংলাদেশের বাণিজ্য …

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