The India–Korea CEPA

An Analysis of Industrial Competitiveness and Environmental and Resource Implications

  • Sudhakar Yedla
  • Choongjae Cho

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Economics book series (BRIEFSECONOMICS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Sudhakar Yedla, Choongjae Cho
    Pages 1-68

About this book


This book assesses the changes that the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) could produce by boosting the competitiveness of firms in India and Korea. It evaluates the CEPA in terms of its effects on the environment and natural resources of the importing and exporting countries alike. Further, it employs the revealed comparative advantage (RCA) and relative trade advantage (RTA) methods of analysis to gauge the influence of the CEPA on industrial competitiveness in both host and receiving countries. While the CEPA would increase trade between India and Korea in their respective strong domains, the book argues that, given the nature of the exported and imported goods and products, India would be more susceptible to serious environmental impacts than would Korea. The book subsequently presents these impacts in a qualitative framework and stresses the need for a comprehensive valuation of not only environmental impacts, but also the losses due to tariff cuts and the gains due to increased trade between the two countries.


Bilateral Trade Industrial Competitiveness Environmental Implications Revealed Comparative Advantage CEPA

Authors and affiliations

  • Sudhakar Yedla
    • 1
  • Choongjae Cho
    • 2
  1. 1.Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR)MumbaiIndia
  2. 2.Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP)SeoulKorea (Republic of)

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