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Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement (APTA)

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

  1. Introduction to the Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement (APTA)
  2. Economic and Trade profile of the APTA members: Bangladesh, China, India, South Korea, Laos, Mongolia, and Sri Lanka.
  3. Tariffs Concessions under the APTA Agreement
  4. Rules of Origin of the Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement
  5. Performance Indicators for the members of the Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement
The Subject “Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement (APTA)” belongs to the following Online Higher Education Programs taught by EENI Global Business School:
  1. Masters: Business in Asia, Economic Relations, International Business
  2. Doctorates: Asian Business, World Trade, Ethics, Religion & Business
  3. Course: Hinduism and Business

Learning materials in Master in International Business in English Also, available in 亚太贸易协定 Study Master Doctorate Business in Spanish Acuerdo comercial Asia-Pacífico Study, Master in International Business in French Accord commercial Asie-Pacifique APTA Masters Foreign Trade in Portuguese Acordo Comercial Ásia-Pacífico (APTA)

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EENI Masters and Doctorates in International Business for the Students from Bangladesh Online Master / Doctorate in Business Bangladesh, India, Master Doctorate Business India, Laos Online Master / Doctorate in Business Laos, Mongolia, Online Master / Doctorate Mongolia, and Sri Lanka, Master Doctorate Business Sri Lanka.

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

The objective of the Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement (APTA) is to set-up a preferential tariff arrangement to promote the 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 China and India, two of the fastest growing emerging markets with 2.4 billion people.

East-West Economic Corridor (Myanmar-Thailand-Laos-Vietnam)

Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement (APTA):

  1. The member economies of the Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement represent 11% of the global trade
  2. Near 30% of the imports from Bangladesh are from the other members of the Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement
  3. 23% of the exports from the Republic of Korea are exported to other APTA members
  4. Total bilateral trade volume of the 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 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 (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)

The Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement belongs to:

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

Economic Corridors related to the APTA Region:

  1. Eurasian Land Transport Initiative (Silk Road, China-Europe)
  2. Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar Economic Corridor
  3. Nanning-Singapore Economic Corridor
    1. Pan-Beibu Gulf Economic Zone
  4. China-Mongolia-Russia Economic Corridor
  5. East-West Economic Corridor (Myanmar-Thailand-Laos-Vietnam)
  6. International North-South Transport Corridor (India-Russia)
  7. International Transport and Transit Corridor of the Ashgabat Agreement
  8. India-Chabahar (Iran)-Afghanistan Corridor
  9. China-Central Asia-West Asia Economic Corridor


  1. Indian Free Trade Agreements: Sri Lanka, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, ASEAN, South Korea, European Union, New Zealand, Africa-India, Mauritius, Canada, Australia, Gulf Cooperation Council, SACU, SAARC, BIMSTEC, IORA, ACU, EFTA, Chile, MERCOSUR, Andean Community...
  2. Asia-Africa Growth Corridor
  3. Chinese Free Trade Agreements (FTA): ASEAN, Singapore, Pakistan, New Zealand, Peru, Costa Rica, Chile, APEC, Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, European Union, Andean Community...
  4. South Korean Free Trade Agreements: Africa-Korea, APEC, EFTA, United States, Singapore, ASEAN, European Union, India, Peru, Chile...
  5. Almaty-Bishkek Economic Corridor
  6. Eurasian Land Transport Initiative (Silk Road)

India-Chabahar (Iran)-Afghanistan Corridor (Course Master)

International North-South Transport Corridor, Master

Trans-Siberian Railway (Russia, Mongolia, China, North Korea) Course

Ashgabat Agreement (Transport Corridor, India, Iran) Course

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