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Regional Trade and Investment Architecture in Asia-Pacific : Emerging Trends and Imperatives

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  • Tiziana Bonapace

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    Regionalism has become a key component of the new international order. It offers to the governments of developed and developing countries a new and attractive complementary strategy to multilateralism. Most countries of the world today belong to one or more regional trading arrangements of some kind covering more than two-thirds of the trade conducted. The Asia Pacific region is no exception to this trend. This paper examines the evolving regional trading panorama in the Asia Pacific region with its recent surge in bilateralism and its implications for evolving a regional trade and investment architecture. It argues that by facilitating the development of a seamless, region-wide zone of trade and investment, the region will enhance its prospects for becoming worlds center of economic growth and prosperity by 2020.

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    Paper provided by East Asian Bureau of Economic Research in its series Trade Working Papers with number 22085.

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    Date of creation: Jan 2005
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    Handle: RePEc:eab:tradew:22085

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    Keywords: globalization; WTO; Investments;

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    Cited by:
    1. Nagesh Kumar, 2005. "Towards a Broader Asian Community : Agenda for the East Asia Summit," Macroeconomics Working Papers 22107, East Asian Bureau of Economic Research.
    2. Tulus Tambunnan, 2007. "Trade and Investment Liberalization Effects on SME Development: A Literature Review and a Case Study of Indonesia," Working Papers 4207, Asia-Pacific Research and Training Network on Trade (ARTNeT), an initiative of UNESCAP and IDRC, Canada..

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