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Bilateral Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) for Trade Promotion: Boon or Bane for Pakistan?

Farhat Mahmood
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Farhat Mahmood: Pakistan Institute of Development Economics

No 2022:3, PIDE-Working Papers from Pakistan Institute of Development Economics

Abstract: Opening international trade has become a norm in policy design worldwide to promote long-term economic growth. Until 2000, multilateral trade negotiation was governed by the General Agreement of Tariff and Trade (GATTs) and its successors, the World Trade Organisation (WTO), which was the core mechanism in reducing crossborder trade barriers, especially those in terms of tariffs. Since the new millennium, the mechanism to open up international trade has changed.

Keywords: Exports; Imports; FTA; South Asia; Pakistan (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 23
Date: 2022
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