East Asian Integration: Goods, Services and Investment

Lili Yan Ing, Martin Richardson, and Shujiro Urata
Publication Date: 
July 1st, 2019

The growth of world trade has been stagnant in recent times; trade liberalization now has been challenged. The recent rise of anti-globalization 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 trade, investment, and industrial policies to create better integration.

The first chapter of the book is the Introduction. The second chapter covers “Trends of FTAs in East Asia from the 1990s to the 2010s.” The third chapter looks at “Economic effects of East Asian integration on Southeast Asia.” The fourth chapter examines “The evolving structure of Southeast Asia-China trade.” The fifth chapter delves into “The impacts of ASEAN FTAs on trade in goods.” The sixth chapter analyzes “The use of FTAs.” The seventh chapter questions “How restrictive are ASEAN’s Rules of Origin?” The eighth chapter probes “Non-tariff measures and harmonization.” The ninth chapter is entitled “The impacts of services trade restrictiveness on the productivity of manufacturing sectors in East Asia.” The tenth chapter addresses “An international investment agreement for East Asia.”