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The FTA debate in Sri Lanka: Rhetoric and Reality

Athukorala, Premachandra; Silva, Dayaratna


The government of Sri Lanka has embraced free trade agreements (FTAs) as a key focus of the national trade and development strategy. This paper examines the rationale of this policy choice by analysing the trade outcomes of Sri Lanka’s FTAs with India and Pakistan and the expected gains from the FTA recently signed with Singapore. The analysis is informed by the existing body of knowledge on the role of FTAs as an alternative to multilateral and unilateral liberalisation. There is strong...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Report (Commissioned)
Access Rights: Open Access


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