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Afghanistan’s WTO Membership: Paving Passage to Global Trade

Vol 24 , Issue 2 , July - December 2023 | Pages: 65-92 | Research Paper  

https://doi.org/10.51768/dbr.v24i2.242202307


Author Details ( * ) denotes Corresponding author

1. * Sayed Qudrat Hashimy, Ph.D. Scholar (Law), Department of Studies in Law, University of Mysore, Mysore, Karnataka, India (sayedqudrathashimy@law.uni-mysore.ac.in)

Purpose: This study examines the transformative impact of Afghanistan’s membership in the World Trade Organization (WTO) and explores how the country can leverage this membership to enhance its economy. Design/Methodology/Approach: The study is exploratory and descriptive in nature. The data for the study has been drawn from secondary sources such as government policy documents, published reports, and research studies and publications. Findings: The findings highlight that WTO accession has the potential to significantly transform Afghanistan’s access to global markets and create job opportunities. However, the country faces challenges such as the ban on women, governance issues, fiscal limitations, and energy sector challenges that could impede its progress. Afghanistan aims to use its WTO membership to foster economic growth by maintaining low trade barriers, promoting private-sector production, and leveraging strategic trade routes. Research Limitations: The main limitation of the study is that the study is limited to an extensive review. Managerial Implications: The study underscores the transformative potential of WTO membership for Afghanistan’s economy while considering the challenges and opportunities ahead for Afghanistan’s government. Originality/Value: This study maintains its originality, making it valuable. It has not been published in any journals or book chapters.

Keywords

Afghanistan, Economic Growth, WTO Accession, WTO Membership, Access to Market and International Trade.s.

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