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Impact of Natural Barrier on Competitiveness of Selected Bangladeshi Exportable Agricultural Products in the International Market

The research is planned to estimate the export potential of selected agricultural exportable products (fruits/vegetables) by estimating protection and competitiveness of these products in the international market. While doing so it will differ from the existing literature by estimating and incorporating widely defined natural barrier in the estimation. Natural barrier can be defined as transaction cost incorporating both implicit and explicit cost. Real life transaction cost will be estimated through collecting information from different market actors and exporters. By incorporating this cost in the estimating protection (nominal and effective) and in Policy Analysis Matrix (PAM), the research has shown relative importance and effect of both natural and policy barrier in export. Through PAM analysis it has shown different policy options available for the exporters.

 

Study Team: Dr. S. M. Zahedul Islam Chowdhury(Study Director), Research Fellow and Dr. Asif Reza Anik(External Consultant)

Sponsored by: South Asia Network of Economic Research Institutes (SANEI)

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