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Bangladesh Development Research Working Paper Series (BDRWPS)

BDRWPS No. 6 (May 2009)

An Analysis of SAFTA in the Context of Bangladesh

Md. Joynal Abdin
The Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI)

Bangladesh Development Research Center (BDRC)

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An Analysis of SAFTA in the Context of Bangladesh

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