This book answers the recently topical questions of how China’s processed trade affects the trade of Southeast Asia. What is Southeast Asia’s role in Factory Asia, the region’s complex of cross-border supply chains? What is Southeast Asia’s involvement in building or joining production networks in the region? And, most important, how can Southeast Asia increase the value added of its products and improve its competitiveness?
This book provides rigorous analysis of how trade policy affects value added, highly disaggregated at the firm and product level, of the six Southeast Asian countries – Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Viet Nam – and combines this with thorough examinations of their trade, industrial and labour policies.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction (Fukunari KIMURA and Lili Yan ING)
2. Global Value Chain Participation in Southeast Asia: Trade and Related Policy Implications (Javier LÓPEZ–GONZÁLEZ and Przemyslaw KOWALSKI)
3. The Impact of China’s Trade on ASEAN’s Trade (Miaojie YU and Xiaomin CUI)
4. Imported Inputs on Indonesia’s Product Variety and Quality (Lili Yan ING and Chandra TRIPUTRA)
5. Trade in Value Added: The Case of Malaysia (THAM Siew Yean and Andrew Jia Yi KAM)
6. The Philippines in the Electronics Global Value Chain: Upgrading Opportunities and Challenges (Rafaelita ALDABA)
7. Singapore’s Participation in Global Value Chains: Perspectives of Trade in Value Added (Mun-Heng TOH)
8. Thai Automotive Industry: International Trade, Production Networks, and Technological Capability Development (Patarapong INTARAKUMNERD)
9. Trade in Value Added: The Case of Viet Nam (Tri Thanh VO, Anh Duong NGUYEN and Trinh BUI)
10. ‘Policies for Industrial Progress’ not ‘Industry Policy’: Lessons from Southeast Asia (Hal HILL and Archanun KOHPAIBOON)
11. The Employment Effects of GVCs on Asian Countries and the Phenomenon of Value Added Erosion (Xiao JIANG and Jose CARABALLO)
12. How Labour Market Policies Affect Innovation and Trade Competitiveness (Siwage Dharma NEGARA)
13. Developing Domestic and Export Markets and Levelling Up Trade in Value Added: Lessons Learnt (Ben SHEPHERD)
Lili Yan Ing is Senior Economist at the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) and leads projects on trade and investment. She is the founder of the Indonesian Economy (www.indonesianeconomy.com) She is also a Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Economics, University of Indonesia. She served as Senior Advisor on Trade and Investment at the President’s Office of the Republic of Indonesia from 2015 to 2016.
Fukunari Kimura is Chief Economist at Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA).
'This timely book discusses GVCs and offers a quite comprehensive analysis of regional production networks in Southeast Asia. [...] Production Networks in Southeast Asia is a valuable book in facilitating an understanding of the trade in value added, as another way to analyse how countries are interconnected in the age of globalisation.' — Asian-Pacific Economic Literature, Volume 32 Issue 2, p141-143