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Impediments to Intra-regional Trade in South Asia: A Stakeholder Perspective

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dc.contributor.author Sumanasiri, E.A.G
dc.date.accessioned 2020-07-02T08:41:39Z
dc.date.available 2020-07-02T08:41:39Z
dc.date.issued 2020
dc.identifier.citation Sumanasiri,E.A.G,(2020)."Impediments to Intra-regional Trade in South Asia: A Stakeholder Perspective", Journal of Economics, Management and Trade, 26(4): 21-36, 2020; Article no.JEMT.58279 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2456-9216
dc.identifier.uri http://dr.lib.sjp.ac.lk/handle/123456789/9007
dc.description.abstract South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation (SAARC) was founded to achieve better standards of living through greater development in South Asia. SAARC has moved nearer in even though many of its member countries failed to realize the benefit of developing intra-regional trade. Despite the formation of a South Asian Free Trading Area (SAFTA) intra-regional trade performance is not satisfactory relative to South Asia’s total trade flow. The main objective of this study is to identify the impediments to boost the intra- to a status of a borderless market regional trade flow of South Asian Region. The study selected the qualitative research methodology where twenty indepth face to face interviews were carried out with both local as well as regional stakeholders who engage in South Asian regional trade activities. Template analysis was used as the method of data analysis. Secondary data sources used to triangulate the interview data. The research identified four (4) major impediments as the Regional market structure, Regional social structure, Political and economic structure, and Tariff structure. Implications and recommendation developed as it was identified the attractiveness of niche markets, the suitability of localizing marketing strategies, the advantage of entering into strategic alliances between regional and outside companies, and suitability of developing a regional supply chain network and a regional brand name. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Journal of Economics, Management and Trade en_US
dc.subject South Asian regional integration; impeding factors; borderless market; intra-regional trade performance en_US
dc.title Impediments to Intra-regional Trade in South Asia: A Stakeholder Perspective en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.9734/JEMT/2020/v26i430245 en_US

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