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Preferential trade policies and agreements

In: Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Report 2012: Recent Trends and Developments

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This chapter presents a set of stylized facts and PTAs features which are shared across the region’s economies. Agreements are routinely classified with respect to the level of development of partners, their number and regional proximity and contiguity. The other features of the agreements that are of interest for analysts and decision-makers are linked to their liberalization content and range of areas covered.

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  • United Nations ESCAP, 2012. "Preferential trade policies and agreements," STUDIES IN TRADE AND INVESTMENT,in: Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Report 2012: Recent Trends and Developments, chapter 6, pages 103-131 United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).
  • Handle: RePEc:unt:ecchap:aptir2650_chap6
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    Keywords

    Trend; Development; Asia; Pacific; preferential trade agreements; PTAs; economic crisis; multilateraal trading negotiation; trade agreement;

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    • F1 - International Economics - - Trade

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