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Agricultural Trade in South Asia: How important are the Trade Barriers?

Nanda Nitiya , 2016

Journal of International Agricultural Trade and Development, VoL 10( 1): 95-112p.

Abstract

Different trade-related indictors and using a modified gravity model, the paper concludes, while factors like lack of complementarities, lack of diversification of export baskets and lack of trade facilitation are important barriers to trade, supply constraints appear to be the most important barrier, though there is scope for improvement in reducing tariff and non-tariff barriers as well.

Keyword(s)

Agricultural trade; South Asia; Regional trade; Gravity modelling; Trade barriers; Trade complementarity; Trade diversity