The growth of world trade has been stagnant in recent times; trade liberalisation now has been challenged. The recent rise of anti-globalisation calls for a better integration in East Asia. How should East Asia manage its openness? This book provides profound analyses on rules of origins, non-tariff measures, restrictiveness in services and investment.
It gives insight into how East Asian countries should shape its trade, investment and industrial policies. This book helps to answer what kind of a better integration it should be, and how East Asia can realise it.
1. Introduction (Lili Yan Ing, Martin Richardson and Shujiro Urata)
2. Trends of FTAs in East Asia from the 1990s to the 2010s: Defensive and Competitive Regionalism (Shujiro Urata)
3. Economic Effects of East Asian Integration on ASEAN (Ken Itakura)
4. The Evolving Structure of ASEAN-China Trade (Zhihong Yu)
5. The Impacts of ASEAN FTAs on Trade in Goods (Misa Okabe)
6. The Use of FTAS: The Thai Experience (Archanun Kohpaiboon and Juthathip Jongwanich)
7. How Restrictive are ASEAN’s Rules of Origin? (Olivier Cadot and Lili Yan Ing)
8. Non-tariff Measures and Harmonisation: Issues from the RCEP (Olivier Cadot and Lili Yan Ing)
9. The Impacts of Services Trade Restrictiveness on the Productivity of Manufacturing Sectors in East Aisa (Cosimo Beverelli, Matteo Fiorini and Bernard Hoekman)
10. An International Investment Agreement for East Asia: Issues, Recent Developments and Refinements (Junianto James Losari)
ERIA was established in 2008 with the objective of contributing intellectually to economic development of the East Asia region with a special focus on the ASEAN. ERIA’s current research is centered around three broad themes, deepening integration, narrowing development gaps, and sustainable development. The book series promotes policy discussions and deepens understanding of the economic issues in East Asia, the world fastest growing region.