This study analyses the extent and the degree to which the Sri Lankan exporters use the preferences negotiated in various trade agreements; the benefits and costs of using trade agreements; impact of multiple Rules of Origin (RoO) on industries; and measures that can be taken to increase utilization of trade agreements. The study focuses on market access issues of FTAs to assess the noodle bowl effect on goods related to Sri Lanka. Both primary and secondary data are utilized, with a perception survey also being carried out to get stakeholder views on duty free access, preferences and RoO requirements of trade agreements.
Utilization of Trade Agreements in Sri Lanka: Perception of Exporters vs. Statistical Measurements(Utilization of FTAs in Sri Lanka)
Deshal De Mel