Monographs – Regional Integration in South Asia


ABC of Preferential Trade Agreements
Multilateralism is the best option for promoting a more equitable and fair trading system. However, Preferential Trade Agreements (PTAs) have been increasing exponentially, as countries seek to gain market access and seize opportunities offered by preferential deals due to the slow progress at the multilateral level. This booklet starts with a brief on the different types of PTAs and why countries enter into such an agreement. It goes on to outline the evolution process and point out why PTAs may be inconsistent with General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) rules.
PP 43, #0914, Suggested Contribution Rs 50/$10


India and Preferential Trade Agreements: The Path Traversed and the Road Ahead
The 1990s is widely seen as the decade of globalisation, during which India, with around one-sixth of the worlds population, shed off its protective cocoon to participate more vigorously in the worlds economy. All along, this decade saw a spate of new generation preferential/regional/free trading agreements (PTAs/RTAs/FTAs) all over the world. Among the early new generation agreements were a single European Market (EM) by the European Union (EU) in 1992 and North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in 1994. This study provide an in-depth analysis of PTAs/RTAs/FTAs, their significance and overall impacts on Indian economy.
p 31, #0803, Rs 50/US$10, ISBN: 978-81-8257-099-3


ABC of FDI #3
This monograph is the third in the series of “Globalisation and India – Myths and Realities”, launched by CUTS in September 2001. “How is FDI defined?” “What does it constitute?” “Does it increase jobs, exports and economic growth?” Or, “Does it drive out domestic investment or enhance it?” are some of the topics addressed to in a layman’s language in this monograph.
pp 48, #0306, Rs.50/US$10, ISBN: 81-87222-77-8