The Trilateral Summit last month announced that negotiations would begin later this year on a China/Japan/South Korea FTA or the C/J/K FTA (Joint Declaration 2012). This suggests that two pathways to a region-wide FTA are starting to evolve in Asia. One is the ASEAN-led East Asian FTA and the Comprehensive Economic Partnership for East Asia (CEPEA) comprising the ASEAN+6 including India.
A region-wide free trade agreement in Asia
Pradumna B. Rana, 25 June 2012
The next steps in ASEAN+3 monetary integration
Pradumna B. Rana, 27 May 2012
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In the European Monetary Fund proposal, a chance to get the IMF right
Kati Suominen, 17 March 2010
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Disentangling market access effects of preferential trading arrangements
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Almost every country in the world is engaged in at least one preferential trading arrangement (PTA), and the World Bank (2005) estimates that the average WTO member is engaged in six.
Multilateralizing Asian Regionalism
18 - 19 September 2008, Tokyo
East Asia is the world’s most dynamic region in terms of the growth of incomes, trade and foreign direct investment. It is also experiencing a rapid growth the number of regional trade agreements. Although the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has emerged as the de facto integration hub for FTAs, the lattice of trade agreements is highly complex – a veritable noodle bowl for agreements. How can East Asia ensure that the region’s noodle bowl of FTAs can be consolidated into a single East Asian FTA—a stepping stone toward global integration?
This conference, sponsored by the Asian Development Bank Institute and the Graduate Institute (Geneva)'s Centre for Trade and Economic Integration considers the way forward for "taming the tangle" of trade arrangements in Asia.
- Masahiro Kawai (ADBI) & Richard Baldwin (CTEI)
- Closed attendance
- Tsuchiya Kayo <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Asian Development Bank Institute
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