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Implications of Mega Free Trade Agreements for Asian Regional Integration and RCEP Negotiation


  • Fukunari Kimura

    (Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA))

  • Lurong Chen

    (Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA))


As mega free trade agreements (FTAs) are reshaping the rules of global governance, there is urgency for member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to take proper actions in response to the changing world economic order. On one hand, they should closely observe the progress of negotiations and follow up the issues that are under discussion in mega FTAs. On the other hand, they have to accelerate the pace in concluding the negotiations of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP).

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  • Fukunari Kimura & Lurong Chen, 2016. "Implications of Mega Free Trade Agreements for Asian Regional Integration and RCEP Negotiation," Working Papers PB-2016-03, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA).
  • Handle: RePEc:era:wpaper:pb-2016-03

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