This chapter first discusses the important RTAs in South Asia, and then provides detailed information about SAFTA.
regional trade agreement
Following the global trends discussed in Chapter 1, South Asian countries have intensified regional economic integration through regional, subregional and bilateral approaches.1 Some of the main regional groups are discussed here.
The Treaty of Friendship and Cooperation of 1949 administers the basic framework of bilateral relations between India and Bhutan. The India-Bhutan Trade Treaty first signed in 1972 was renewed ...