Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Far East 1969

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This latest edition of the Survey analyzes current economic and social developments in the region against the background of events in the world economy. It also focuses on the serios problems of growth and transformation of the area's least developed and Pacific Island developing economies.



Some beginnings

While it is true that the countries of the region as a whole have not yet entered into any comprehensive agreement, there have been the beginnings of arrangements of various types. There is thus the example of a free trade area between Australia and New Zealand, of a sub-regional grouping in ASEAN and of commodity arrangements in the Indo-Ceylon tea agreement and the Asian Coconut Community. The Regional Co-operation for Development (Iran, Pakistan, and Turkey) and the India-United Arab Republic-Yugoslavia trade agreement are further important instances, each involving countries inside and outside the ECAFE region.


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