south asia watch on trade, economics and environment

Completed Programmes

South Asian Forum on International Trade (SAFIT)

SAFIT aimed to establish linkage between the civil society organizations and research institutions while conducting advocacy with the governments and intergovernmental organizations. The project was undertaken in the context of the outcome of the Doha Round of multilateral trade negotiations, which had significant implications on international trade and national development policies of the South Asian countries. Given this context, the project focused on the five key elements of July Framework on which the Doha Round of negotiations progressed: agriculture; non-agricultural market access; development dimensions; services; and trade facilitation. The project was supported by CUTS-CITEE, Jaipur, India.