This book provides the most up-to-date and comprehensive account of the APEC (Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation) organisation and examines the challenges APEC now faces in the new century. Subjects covered include:
* the history of APEC
* APEC and the latest WTO round
* case-studies of countries in the region including China, Japan, Malaysia, Korea and Taiwan
* APECs approach to competition and deregulation policy
* assessment of APECs standing as an international institution
Featuring contributions from distinguished groups of international academic experts, this book is essential reading for all those interested in political and economic developments in the Asia-Pacific.
Ippei Yamazawa is Professor Emeritus at Hitotsubashi University, Japan and has published widely on the Asia Pacific economies.