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Trade is Not Just for Big Businesses: Role of Sri Lankan SMEs in Trade

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.

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Will TPP Lead to Trade Diversion from Sri Lanka?

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.

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Re-orientation of External Trade Towards Global Production Networks – An Urgent Need for Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka has failed to reorient itself to global dynamics and continues to focus on traditional means of industrialization. This article explores the opportunities and challenges Sri Lanka faces in successfully adapting to this new global environment.

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2016: Ratifying the Trade Facilitation Agreement and the Year of Digital Customs

This article focuses on the reforms and preparations undertaken by Sri Lanka to ratify the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement and some key initiatives undertaken by the Sri Lanka Customs.

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Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP): Implications for Sri Lanka

This article highlights the implications of the recently signed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), which covers 40% of world trade, will have on Sri Lanka.