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Linkages between regional trade agreements and international production networks: Evidence from five case studies in Asia

In: Fighting Irrelevance: The Role of Regional Trade Agreements in International Production Networks in Asia

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  • Mochamad Pasha

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    This chapter presents the results of five country case studies that explore linkages between IPNs and RTAs in three different sectors. The case studies focus on sectors in which IPNs are prevalent in the selected countries. The studies on China, India and Indonesia focus on the automotive industry. The study on Thailand covers the hard-disk drive industry while the Bangladesh study concentrates on the textile and clothing sector. This chapter begins with a brief description of the establishment of IPNs in East Asia in order to introduce the following sections on the automotive, hard disk drive, and textile and clothing sectors.

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  • Mia Mikic & Mochamad Pasha (ed.), 2011. "Fighting Irrelevance: The Role of Regional Trade Agreements in International Production Networks in Asia," STUDIES IN TRADE AND INVESTMENT, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), number tipub2597, December.
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    Keywords: trade liberalization; international production networks; regional trade agreements; value chain; Asia; automotive; hard disk drive; textile and clothing; East Asia; China; India; Indonesia; Thailand; Bangladesh;

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