Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement (APTA)

EENI Business School & HA University


Syllabus of the Subject: Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement (APTA).

  1. Introduction to the Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement (APTA)
  2. Economic Trade profile of the APTA members: Bangladesh, China, India, South Korea, Laos, Mongolia, and Sri Lanka.
  3. Tariffs Concessions
  4. Rules of Origin of the Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement
  5. Performance Indicators for the members of the Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement
The Subject (e-learning) “Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement (APTA)” is part of the following Higher Education Programs taught by EENI (Business School) and the Hispano-African University of International Business:
  1. Bachelor's Degree in International Trade (e-learning)
  2. Masters: Asia, BRICS Countries, Economic Relations, Global Business, Emerging Markets
  3. Doctorate in Business in Asia (Online)

Languages of study Higher Education in English Also, available in 亚太贸易协定 Tertiary Education in Spanish Acuerdo comercial Asia-Pacífico Post-secondary Education in French Accord commercial Asie-Pacifique APTA Study in Portuguese Acordo Comercial Ásia-Pacífico (APTA)

Sample of the Subject: Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement (APTA)
Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement APTA

Description of the Subject (Higher Education, e-learning): Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement (APTA)

The objective of the Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement (APTA) is to set-up a preferential tariff arrangement to promote intra-regional trade through the exchange of reciprocally agreed concessions among the member countries of the Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement: Bangladesh, the People's Republic of China, India, Korea, Laos, Mongolia, and Sri Lanka.

The Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement is the only working agreement involving the People's Republic of China and India, two of the fastest growing emerging markets with 2.4 billion people.

The Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement (APTA) consists of one Muslim country (Bangladesh), one Hindu (India) and two Buddhists countries (Laos and Sri Lanka). China and Korea can be considered multi-religious countries (Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism)

Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement (APTA):

  1. The member economies of the Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement represent 11% of the world international trade
  2. Near 30% of imports from Bangladesh are from other members of the Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement
  3. 23% of exports from the Republic of Korea are exported to other APTA members
  4. Total bilateral trade volume of Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement (APTA) members arises from a 140 million dollars (1976) to 3.1 trillion dollars
  5. International Trade between China and India reached an amazing average annual growth rate of 34% over the past decade

The members of the Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement (APTA) furthermore committed to expanding their cooperation in the foreign direct investment and trade facilitation. A framework agreement on Trade in Services was also finalised and will be signed.

The Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement (APTA) (formerly known as Bangkok Agreement) was signed on 1975 as an initiative of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).

The Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement belongs to the:

  1. Economic Area of the Hindu Civilisation
  2. Central Eurasian Economic Area of Islamic Civilisation
  3. Buddhist Civilisation


China Free Trade Agreements (FTA).

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