Potential Supply Chains in the Textiles and Clothing Sector in South Asia: An Exploratory Study

Overview

Even though individual nations in South Asia are among the world’s fastest growing economies, it is, as a region, the least integrated. This pioneering study from UNCTAD, the Commonwealth Secretariat and the Centre for WTO Studies at the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade examines one of the leading manufacturing sectors in South Asia – textiles and clothing – to assess the prospects for developing production linkages through regional co-operation.

The findings show that there is...

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Overview

Even though individual nations in South Asia are among the world’s fastest growing economies, it is, as a region, the least integrated. This pioneering study from UNCTAD, the Commonwealth Secretariat and the Centre for WTO Studies at the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade examines one of the leading manufacturing sectors in South Asia – textiles and clothing – to assess the prospects for developing production linkages through regional co-operation.

The findings show that there is significant unexploited scope for intra-regional trade which would enhance the competitiveness of the region overall. The insights gleaned from the study will also benefit other sectors and regions of the developing world, where regional integration and South–South co-operation might be important routes to trade-led development.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781849290760
  • Publisher: Commonwealth Secretariat
  • Publication date: 2/28/2012
  • Pages: 200
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
Summary
1. Introduction
2. Broad Trends in Trade in the Textiles and Clothing Sector in South
Asia
3. Profile of the Textiles and Clothing Sector
4. Brief Review of the Literature
5. Methodology for Identifying Potential Supply Chains
6. Three-stage Supply Chains by Country
7. Conclusions and Policy Implications
Appendix
References

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