Intraregional Trade in Leather and Leather Products in South Asia: Identification of Potential Regional Supply Chains | Asian Development Bank

Intraregional Trade in Leather and Leather Products in South Asia: Identification of Potential Regional Supply Chains

Publication | December 2017
Intraregional Trade in Leather and Leather Products in South Asia: Identification of Potential Regional Supply Chains

This study focuses on intraregional trade and investment potential and opportunities in the leather industry of South Asia.

This study examines the potential of countries in South Asia in forming regional supply chains to improve their global cost competitiveness in the leather industry. It provides a sound methodology to identify potential regional supply chains in South Asia and suggests practical strategies and actionable policies for initiating and linking into regional supply chains across sectors.

Contents 

  • Executive Summary
  • Importance of Leather to South Asia
  • Emerging Global and Intraregional Patterns of Trade in Leather and Leather Products: The Untapped Potential
  • Leather Industry in South Asian Countries
  • Identifying Potential Regional Supply Chains in Leather and Leather Products in South Asia
  • Intraregional and Extraregional Foreign Direct Investment in Leather Industry in South Asia
  • High Tariff Barriers in Intraregional Leather Trade and Three Case Scenarios
  • Conclusions and Policy Recommendations for Accelerating Regional Integration in the Leather Industry
  • Annexes