When it comes to free trade agreements, Sri Lanka should not lament about the trade deficit or the export basket but move forward with the rest of the world to gain maximum benefits from such FTAs. The India-Sri Lanka FTA has worked in favor of Sri Lanka but more work needs to be done to broaden and deepen it to reap the maximum benefits from it for Sri Lanka in an equitable manner.
This article examines the implications of China’s rise in the new global order and Donald Trump’s ‘America First’ Policy on Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka is currently negotiating a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with China. In this article, Janaka Wijayasiri looks at Pakistan-China FTA, which has been in place since 2006 and draw important lessons for Sri Lanka.
This article explores trade barriers SMEs face and how trade policy can be used as an important tool to ensure greater participation of SMEs in international trade.
The TPP Agreement currently excludes Sri Lanka; and there’s growing fear that trade will be diverted to member countries once the Agreement is implemented. This article explore this issue and its implications for Sri Lanka.