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Afghanistan-Pakistan Trade: Basing the Future on Land-based Commerce

dc.contributor.authorShahid Javed Burki
dc.date.accessioned2018-12-30T08:22:38Z
dc.date.available2018-12-30T08:22:38Z
dc.date.issued2016-03-30
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11540/9333
dc.description.abstractThis policy brief, while focusing on Afghanistan-Pakistan will take the subject well beyond the exchange of goods and commodities between these two neighbors. It will suggest for trade to become a real driver of growth and social improvement in both Afghanistan and Pakistan, for which a significant paradigm shift will be required. It envisages the development of land based commerce linking not only the two countries but other landlocked countries in Central Asia as well. Five of these are spread over an enormous landmass with no access to open seas. Linking them with western parts of China and providing better access to Afghanistan and through it to Pakistan and South Asia will lead to the development of new trade routes and industries and other economic activities that will contribute to the inevitable increase in trade. We also believe that Afghanistan's economic and trade prospects could increase dramatically if the country's economy could be embedded in the geographic region of which it is a part. To begin with links with Pakistan and to a lesser extent with India and Iran could be improved and expanded to Central Asia.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherThe Asia Foundation
dc.titleAfghanistan-Pakistan Trade: Basing the Future on Land-based Commerce
dc.typeReports
dc.subject.expertTransport
dc.subject.expertTransportation
dc.subject.expertTrade
dc.subject.expertTrade Facilitation
dc.subject.expertTrade Potential
dc.subject.expertTrade Development
dc.subject.expertTrade Agreements
dc.subject.expertRegional Trade Integration
dc.subject.expertRegional Trade
dc.subject.expertFinance And Trade
dc.subject.expertDemand For Transport
dc.subject.expertRoad & Highway Transport
dc.subject.expertRoad Transportation Systems
dc.subject.expertTransport Infrastructure
dc.subject.adbEconomic integration
dc.subject.adbEnergy
dc.subject.adbImport volume
dc.subject.adbExport volume
dc.subject.adbAccess to markets
dc.subject.adbEconomic agreements
dc.subject.adbTrade financing
dc.subject.adbRegional integration
dc.subject.adbVehicle
dc.subject.adbLand transport
dc.subject.adbTransport economics
dc.subject.adbRailways
dc.subject.naturalInfrastructure
dc.subject.naturalRailroads
dc.subject.naturalRoads
dc.subject.naturalTrade routes
dc.subject.naturalMarkets
dc.subject.naturalEconomic goods
dc.subject.naturalEconomic conditions
dc.subject.naturalNew agricultural enterprises
dc.subject.naturalConsumer goods
dc.subject.naturalRoad transportation
dc.subject.naturalTrucking
dc.subject.naturalRailroads
dc.subject.naturalRoads
dc.subject.naturalTrade routes
dc.contributor.imprintThe Asia Foundation
oar.themeTransport
oar.themeTrade
oar.adminregionCentral West Asia Region
oar.countryAfghanistan
oar.countryPakistan
oar.identifierOAR-008774
oar.authorBurki, Shahid Javed
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