Potential Supply Chains in the Textiles and Clothing Sector in South Asia

An Exploratory Study

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Potential Supply Chains in the Textiles and Clothing Sector in South Asia
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Publication date: 10 November 2011
Size: 240mm x 165mm
ISBN: 978-1-84929-076-0
Pages: 174

Even though individual nations in South Asia are among the world’s fastest growing economies it is, as a region, the least integrated. This pioneering study from UNCTAD, the Commonwealth Secretariat and the Centre for WTO Studies at the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade examines one of the leading manufacturing sectors in South Asia – textiles and clothing – to assess the prospects for developing production linkages through regional co-operation.

The findings show that there is significant unexploited scope for intra-regional trade which would enhance the competitiveness of the region overall. The insights gleaned from the study will also benefit other sectors and regions of the developing world, where regional integration and South–South co-operation might be important routes to trade-led development.


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Foreword
Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
Summary

1. Introduction

2. Broad Trends in Trade in the Textiles and Clothing Sector in South Asia

3. Profile of the Textiles and Clothing Sector
3.1 Bangladesh’s textiles and clothing sector: an overview
3.2 India’s textiles and clothing sector: an overview
3.3 Pakistan’s textiles and clothing sector: an overview
3.4 Sri Lanka’s textiles and clothing sector: an overview

4. Brief Review of the Literature

5. Methodology for Identifying Potential Supply Chains

6. Three-stage Supply Chains by Country
6.1 Participation of Bangladesh in potential 3-stage and 2-stage supply chains
6.2 Participation of India in potential 3-stage and 2-stage supply chains
6.3 Participation of Pakistan in 3-stage and 2-stage supply chains
6.4 Participation of Sri Lanka in 3-stage and 2-stage supply chains

7. Conclusions and Policy Implications
7.1 Broad conclusions
7.2 Issues to consider and policy implications

Appendix
References