Promoting institutional connectivity in the Asia Pacific region : a study of supply chain and trade in services
AbstractThis paper analyzes "institutional connectivity", or the degree of seamless trade in services centering on the distribution sector. Foreign equity participation in mode 3 (commercial presence) of trade in services and business firmsâ€™ investment performance has been studied closely. Net economic benefits of transparent institutional connectivity in the wholesale sector have also been revealed statistically in the case of Japanâ€™s bilateral FTAs with other APEC members. Given these results, APEC could work on establishing its own harmonized "service trade commitment table" with only the foreign capital participation as its simple policy restriction. This would surely enhance an APEC-wide, institutional supply chain connectivity.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization(JETRO) in its series IDE Discussion Papers with number 439.
Date of creation: Jan 2014
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Publication status: Published in IDE Discussion Paper. No. 439. 2014.1
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- F13 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade Policy; International Trade Organizations
- F15 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Economic Integration
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2014-02-21 (All new papers)
- NEP-INT-2014-02-21 (International Trade)
- NEP-SEA-2014-02-21 (South East Asia)
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- Hikari Ishido, 2011. "Liberalization of Trade in Services under ASEAN+n: A Mapping Exercise," Working Papers DP-2011-02, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA).
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