Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement (APTA)

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Sub-subject: The Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement (APTA). Syllabus:

  1. Introduction to the Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement (APTA)
  2. The International Trade profile of the APTA members: Bangladesh, China, India, South Korea, Laos, Mongolia, and Sri Lanka.
  3. Tariffs Concessions
  4. The Rules of Origin of the Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement
  5. Performance Indicators for the members of the Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement
The sub-subject “The Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement (APTA)” is studied...
  1. Masters: Asia, BRICS Countries, Economic Relations, Global Business, and Emerging Markets
  2. Doctorate in Business in Asia (Online)

Languages of study English Also, available in 亚太贸易协定 Spanish Acuerdo APTA French APTA Portuguese APTA

Sample of the sub-subject: The Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement (APTA)
Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement APTA

Description of the Sub-Subject: The 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)

The 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. The total bilateral trade volume of Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement (APTA) members arises from a 140 million dollars (1976) to 3.1 trillion dollars
  5. The 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 into 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 the Islamic Civilisation
  3. Buddhist Civilisation

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