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The Japan-Peru FTA : antecedents, significance and main features


  • González, Vigil Fernando
  • Shimizu, Tatsuya


The Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between Japan and Peru came into effect on March 1, 2012. This paper provides background information about this agreement's significance, mostly from a Peruvian point of view. It focuses on the following subjects: the statistical trends showing Peru's declining shares in Japan's trade and investment flows with Latin American countries between the mid-1970s and mid-2000s, the main explanatory factors of such a deterioration in Peru's economic position over that period, the changes of trade policy strategy in both countries since the 2000s, and the EPA negotiation process and some of its key results as featured in the text of the agreement.

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  • González, Vigil Fernando & Shimizu, Tatsuya, 2012. "The Japan-Peru FTA : antecedents, significance and main features," IDE Discussion Papers 335, Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization(JETRO).
  • Handle: RePEc:jet:dpaper:dpaper335

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    1. Kamiya, Marco, 2004. "Japanese investment in Peru: limits of developmental investment," MPRA Paper 14463, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised Jan 2005.
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    Peru; Japan; International trade; International agreements; Free Trade Agreement;

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    • F13 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade Policy; International Trade Organizations
    • F14 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Empirical Studies of Trade
    • P45 - Economic Systems - - Other Economic Systems - - - International Linkages

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