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Title: Bilateral trade and payments agreements in Sri Lanka's foreign trade 1952-76
Author: Fernando, L.
ISNI:       0000 0001 3461 6987
Awarding Body: Sussex University
Current Institution: University of Sussex
Date of Award: 1979
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Since Sri Lanka gained Political Independence in 1948, she has concluded bilateral trade and payments agreements with more than 25 countries. These agreements were heterogeneous in character and have ranged from general trade agreements which amounted to no more than expressions of desire to expand bilateral trade and mutual accord of M. F. N. treatment, to those which provide arrangements for reciprocal trading. Our concern in this study is with the latter type. Starting with the bilateral trade and payments agreement signed with China in, 1952, Sri Lanka has concluded such agreements with the USSR; the other CMEA member countries and a number of developing countries. These agreements cowered approximately a a2' Sri Lanka"s trade turnover in the period 1961-76. However, their influence. on trade as well as on other areas of - Sri Lanka"s economy has been much greater than what is suggested by this figure. They have dominated trade in some of Sri Lanka"s principal export commodities such as rubber and. low groan tea and import commodities such as rice and textiles and in certain years, sugar and petroleum. They have also affected Sri Lanka"s Ceylonisation policy, state trading and technical cooperation with the socialist countries.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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