Emerging Global Trade Governance: Mega Free Trade Agreements and Implications for ASEAN

1st Edition

Lurong Chen, Shujiro Urata, Junji Nakagawa, Masahito Ambashi

Routledge
December 21, 2018 Forthcoming
Reference - 272 Pages - 11 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138484764 - CAT# K349253
Series: Routledge-ERIA Studies in Development Economics

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Summary

Mega free trade agreements (FTAs) are being formed to fill the gap created by new developments in global governance and are reshaping the world economic order. The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement is one of such 21st century FTAs.

This book highlights three trade-related issues covered by the TPP that greatly concern emerging countries – investment, intellectual property rights (IPR), and state-owned enterprises (SOEs). It contains rigorous economic, legal, and political analyses on the final text of the agreement, combined with country-specific policy discussions focusing on Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Viet Nam, giving readers insights on the establishment of global rules and regulations for 21st century trade. The book also outlines the requirements for emerging Asian countries to better formulate trade policies in the new era of international trade and promote regional integration in ASEAN and East Asia.

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