ISBN 9788178299372,Trade in Services in South Asia

Trade in Services in South Asia


SAGE India



SAGE India

Publication Year 2009

ISBN 9788178299372

ISBN-10 8178299372

Hard Back

Number of Pages 336 Pages
Language (English)


This collection of essays explores the opportunities and risks of the liberalization of trade in services in South Asia. It offers an overview of the entire region on market access and regulatory issues as defined by the GATS framework of the WTO and exposes areas for regional and bilateral liberalization. It provides policymakers and other stakeholders in the region with better comprehension of the problems pertaining to these, and consequently, shows them a clearer vision of how to overcome them. The compilation provides insight into the offensive and defensive interests in trade in services of the whole region. The essays survey the formidable challenges that South Asia faces?cost implications, ?policy space? restrictions, stakeholder managing?while trying to comply with the GATS regulations on the one hand, and the often inadequate legal provisions and regulatory structures of the individual countries, on the other. It will hold great value for students, researchers, and faculty working in the fields of Economics and Development Studies and South Asia Studies, besides being a useful resource for policy makers. Table of Contents Foreword AADITYA MATTOO Introduction: Opportunities and Risks of Liberalizing Trade in Services SAMAN KELEGAMA India RUPA CHANDA Pakistan FASIH UDDIN Sri Lanka DESHAL DE MEL Bangladesh ANANYA RAIHAN Nepal NAVIN DAHAL Maldives JANAKA WIJAYASIRI and JAGATH DISSANAYAKE Bhutan PEMA R RINCHEN Liberalizing Trade in Services: A South Asian Perspective RASHMI BANGA Domestic Regulation in GATS and South Asia: Integrating the Domestic Reform Agenda with GATS Disciplines PARASHAR KULKARNI Index