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31 Aug 2011
Official documents

The Governments of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, People’s Republic of China, Republic of India, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Republic of Korea and Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, Participating States of the Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement (APTA); recognizing the growing importance of trade in services for Participating States; affirming the importance of sustaining economic growth and development in all Participating States through joint efforts in liberalizing trade in services and promoting intra-APTA trade and investment flows; recognizing that economic cooperation

31 Dec 2009
Official documents

The Governments of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, People’s Republic of China, Republic of India, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Republic of Korea and Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, Participating States of the Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement (APTA); affirming the importance of sustaining economic growth and development in all Participating States through joint efforts in liberalizing trade and promoting intra-APTA trade and investment flows; recognizing that investment is an important source of knowledge and finance for sustaining the pace of economic, industrial, infrast

31 Dec 2009
Official documents

The Governments of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, the People’s Republic of China, the Republic of India, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, the Republic of Korea and the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, Participating States of the Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement (APTA) affirming the importance of sustaining economic growth and development in all Participating States through joint efforts in liberalizing trade and promoting intra-APTA trade and investment flows; recognizing the growing importance of cooperation with regard to trade facilitation for Participating States and

1 Nov 2005
Official documents

The first amendment of the Bangkok Agreement; this Agreement, which was hitherto called the First Agreement on Trade Negotiations Among Developing Member Countries of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, as also the Bangkok Agreement, shall henceforth be called the Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement.

 
5 Sep 2014
Public information and advocacy materials

Information note for the Regional Workshop on Pro-Poor and Sustainable Solid Waste Management in Secondary Cities and Small Towns in the Asia-Pacific, Quy Nhon, 24-26 September 2014

 
5 Sep 2014
Official documents

This is the Chinese version of the Report of the Committee on Social Development, Third Session, 18-20 August 2014, United Nations Conference Centre (UNCC), Bangkok, Thailand.

 
5 Sep 2014
Official documents

This is the English version of the Report of the Committee on Social Development, Third Session, 18-20 August 2014, United Nations Conference Centre (UNCC), Bangkok, Thailand.

1 Jan 1976
Official documents

The Bangkok Agreement was signed in 1975 as an initiative of ESCAP. Being the oldest preferential regional trade agreement among developing countries in Asia-Pacific, APTA aims to promote economic development through the adoption of mutually beneficial trade liberalization measures that will contribute to intra-regional trade expansion and economic integration.

1 Jun 2007
Public information and advocacy materials

The present study has clearly revealed that considerable opportunities exist for new countries to accede to the Agreement. The prospective member countries of the region would find that the large and growing markets of China, India and the Republic of Korea offer attractive opportunities to expand their share in the vast regional market.

28 Sep 2007
Public information and advocacy materials

This note provides some basic information on the history of the Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement (previously the Bangkok Agreement) and its main characteristics. The trade environment of APTA members is described in terms of their dependence on trade by comparing their levels of exports and imports, rankings, dependence on trade taxes for revenue purposes and their openness. A number of APTIAD interactive trade indicators are used to analyse and track developments of intraregional trade of APTA and its members.

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