SAARC-ADB Fourth Special Meeting on Regional Economic Integration Study (Phase-II)

24-25 Jun 2019

The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) will be hosting the Fourth Special Meeting on Regional Economic Integration Study (Phase-II) on 24–25 June 2019 in Kathmandu, Nepal.

The event aims to:

  1. Provide updates on the status of implementation of the recommendations of the SAARC-ADB Regional Economic Integration Study (Phase-II);
  2. Provide updates for moving towards a South Asian Economic Union (SAEU), including the status of the SAARC Agreement on Trade in Services (SATIS);
  3. Review progress on the implementation of the six recommendations of the SAARC-ADB Regional Economic Integration Study (Phase-II) for moving towards the SAEU:
    1. Reduction/removal of non-tariff barriers (NTBs) and Para-Tariff Barriers (PTBs),
    2. Energy cooperation,
    3. Trade facilitation measures,
    4. Investment cooperation,
    5. Reduction of products in the sensitive lists, and
    6. Improvement in connectivity (rail, road, air, and maritime) among member states; and
  4. Discuss the future course of action.

Officials and representatives from the SAARC Secretariat, member states, and ADB are expected to attend.

Sector: Regional Cooperation Forums

Date: 24-25 Jun 2019

Location: Kathmandu, Nepal

Contact Person: Dongxiang Li
dongxiangli@adb.org

Date: 24-25 Jun 2019
Sector: Regional Cooperation Forums
Venue: Kathmandu, Nepal


Date: 19-20 Jun 2019
Sector: Trade Facilitation
Venue: Colombo, Sri Lanka


Date: 11-12 Jun 2019
Sector: Trade Facilitation
Venue: Faridabad, India


Date: 18 Mar 2019
Sector: Regional Cooperation Forums
Venue: Seoul, Republic of Korea