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Free Trade Area Membership as a Stepping Stone to Development: The Case of ASEAN

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  • Fukase, E.
  • Martin, W.

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This study investigates the economic impacts of accession to the ASEAN Free Trade Area (AFTA) by the new member countries of Cambodia, the Lao PDR, Myanmar, and Vietnam. The trade policies of these countries are examined, and a series of quantitative analyses were undertaken to evaluate the impacts of accession. The study focuses on some of the key country-specific policy challenges associated with trade liberalization-- such as declining tariff revenues in Cambodia, and the negative impacts on sensitive domestic industries in Vietnam.

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  • Fukase, E. & Martin, W., 2001. "Free Trade Area Membership as a Stepping Stone to Development: The Case of ASEAN," World Bank - Discussion Papers 421, World Bank.
  • Handle: RePEc:fth:wobadi:421
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    Cited by:

    1. Bajrawan NUCHPRAYOOL, 2016. "Legal improvement on Public-Private Partnership for sustainable development of basic infrastructures in CLMV countries," Proceedings of International Academic Conferences 4106710, International Institute of Social and Economic Sciences.
    2. Bernadette Andreosso-O’Callaghan, 2009. "How is the EU-ASEAN FTA viewed by ASEAN stakeholders?," Asia Europe Journal, Springer, vol. 7(1), pages 63-78, February.
    3. Martin, Will, 2001. "Trade policy reform in the East Asian transition economies," Policy Research Working Paper Series 2535, The World Bank.

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    Keywords

    TRADE ; TRADE POLICY ; TARIFFS ; DISCRIMINATION;

    JEL classification:

    • J7 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor Discrimination
    • F13 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade Policy; International Trade Organizations
    • O5 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies
    • F14 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Empirical Studies of Trade
    • F19 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Other

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