Trade Policy Strategic Action Plan for 2013-2017
Oct 2013; CAREC
The export led growth of the East Asian tigers took them from developing countries to among the rich countries of the world. Observing the experience of its East Asian neighbors, CAREC has endorsed an open economy model of economic development with the goal of growth and poverty reduction. To achieve the overarching objective of growth and poverty reduction through an open economy model of development, the first Trade Policy Strategic Action Plan (TPSAP) had three goals: achieving WTO accession; achieving more trade openness prior to WTO accession; and capacity building on trade issues.