South Asian Preferential Trade Arrangement


Date of Signature:
04-11-1993
Date of Entry into Force:
12-07-1995
Member countries (Original, Adherent and Withdrawal):
Countries Date of Entry into Force Date of Withdrawal Observation
bandera bd Bangladesh 07-12-1995 01-01-2006 -
bandera bt Bhutan 07-12-1995 01-01-2006 -
bandera in India 07-12-1995 01-01-2006 -
bandera mv Maldives 07-12-1995 01-01-2006 -
bandera np Nepal 07-12-1995 01-01-2006 -
bandera pk Pakistan 07-12-1995 01-01-2006 -
bandera lk Sri Lanka 07-12-1995 01-01-2006 -

Intra Agreement Exports:

Total member Exports
US$ 251,142,908
Intra-regional Exports:

US$ 17,756,030 (7.1%)


Exports to Agreement Members:
% of Total Exports 2002 2017
Bangladesh 1.1% -
Bhutan - -
India - 6.9%
Maldives - -
Nepal - 58.5%
Pakistan - 5.7%
Sri Lanka 5.4% 9.4%