ASEAN and Regional Free Trade Agreements (Routledge-Eria Studies in Development Economics)
ASEAN economies as a group have signed free trade agreements with China, Japan, Korea, India and Australia/New Zealand. There is now a growing interest in forming a larger regional agreement. The ultimate goal is to operate economies more efficiently and achieve higher growth but the immediate task is to attain a higher level of integration. This book contributes to the literature on the analysis of regional trading arrangements.
The book adopts the approach to pay great attention to the design and operation of production supply chains in the East Asian region. The book also provides a basis of the assessment on the progress of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) to lead broader and deeper engagement that embodied in the existing ASEAN+1 agreements in which its participants were involved by identifying the key features of those agreements.