Connecting Businesses with Opportunities in India

A Glass Half Full: The Promise of Regional Trade in South Asia

Hosted by: India Initiative

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 12:30pm
Old North 205,
Washington DC

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Trade has played a critical role in reducing global poverty. Trade regimes and regulations in South Asia often discriminate against each other, offsetting the potential positive impacts of geography and proximity. The World Bank report A Glass Half Full: The Promise of Regional Trade in South Asia (2018) documents the gaps between current and potential trade in South Asia and unpacks critical barriers to trade in the region - including tariff and non-tariff barriers, connectivity costs, and trust deficits - through four studies. The report also offers actionable policy recommendations for deeper regional trade integration. Dr. Sanjay Kathuria, the editor of A Glass Half Full, will discuss the report’s findings and his work at the World Bank. This event is co-sponsored by Georgetown University’s India Initiative, Asian Studies Program, Global Human Development Program, and South Asia Policy & Research Initiative (SAPRI). Keywords: Business in India, doing business in India, trade opportunities, trade opportunities in India, India buiness opportunities