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The Japan-Peru FTA : antecedents, significance and main features

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  • González Vigil, Fernando
  • Shimizu, Tatsuya

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The Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between Japan and Peru came into effect on March 1, 2012. This paper provides background information about this agreement's significance, mostly from a Peruvian point of view. It focuses on the following subjects: the statistical trends showing Peru's declining shares in Japan's trade and investment flows with Latin American countries between the mid-1970s and mid-2000s, the main explanatory factors of such a deterioration in Peru's economic position over that period, the changes of trade policy strategy in both countries since the 2000s, and the EPA negotiation process and some of its key results as featured in the text of the agreement.

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Paper provided by Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization(JETRO) in its series IDE Discussion Papers with number 335.

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Date of creation: Mar 2012
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Publication status: Published in IDE Discussion Paper. No. 335. 2012.3
Handle: RePEc:jet:dpaper:dpaper335

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Keywords: Peru; Japan; International trade; International agreements; Free Trade Agreement;

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  1. Kamiya, Marco, 2004. "Japanese investment in Peru: limits of developmental investment," MPRA Paper 14463, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised Jan 2005.
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