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Competition Policy Challenges of Single Market and Production Base


  • Cassey LEE

    (University of Wollongong, Australia)

  • Yoshifumi FUKUNAGA

    (Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia)


Competition policy is an important beyond-the-border element of the single market and production base envisioned in the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC). The targets for competition policy in the AEC Blueprint have been largely met. Looking beyond 2015, ASEAN needs to consider broadening the policy measures for competition policy to encompass the state’s presence and interventions that affect the level playing field within markets. In the longer term, the main challenge for AEC will be related to the depth of integration desired in terms of harmonization of competition policy. Deeper integration may require fundamental changes in ASEAN institutions.

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  • Cassey LEE & Yoshifumi FUKUNAGA, 2013. "Competition Policy Challenges of Single Market and Production Base," Working Papers DP-2013-17, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA).
  • Handle: RePEc:era:wpaper:dp-2013-17

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    1. Lee, Cassey & Fukunaga, Yoshifumi, 2014. "ASEAN regional cooperation on competition policy," Journal of Asian Economics, Elsevier, vol. 35(C), pages 77-91.
    2. Yoshifumi Fukunaga & Ponciano Intal & Fukunari Kimura & Phoumin Han & Philippa Dee & Narjoko Dionisius & OUM Sothea, . "ASEAN Rising: ASEAN and AEC Beyond 2015," Books, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), number 2013-rpr-01 edited by Yoshifumi Fukunaga & Ponciano Intal, Jr. & Fukunari Kimura & Phoumin Han & Philippa Dee & Narjoko Di.

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    Competition Policy; Competition Law; Consumer Protection; ASEAN; Regional Integration; ASEAN Economic Community; AEC Blueprint;

    JEL classification:

    • F15 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Economic Integration
    • K21 - Law and Economics - - Regulation and Business Law - - - Antitrust Law
    • L40 - Industrial Organization - - Antitrust Issues and Policies - - - General
    • L50 - Industrial Organization - - Regulation and Industrial Policy - - - General

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