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Building an East Asian Community Through Trade and Investment Integration



In the Fifth Summit of the ASEAN Plus Tree (APT) Leaders, the vision for an East Asian community - i.e., an East Asia that moves "from a region of nations to a bona fide regional community with shared challenges, common aspirations, and a parallel destiny" was articulated. Various motivations underlie this effort, namely, the need to establish a regional (institutional) identity in view of other existing regional arrangements; the need to amplify an East Asian voice on regional and global issues; and the need to promote regional peace and prosperity through cooperation, given the region's own internal dynamics.

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  • Hadi Soesastro, 2003. "Building an East Asian Community Through Trade and Investment Integration," CSIS Economics Working Paper Series WPE067, Centre for Strategic and International Studies, Jakarta, Indonesia.
  • Handle: RePEc:sis:wpecon:wpe067

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    1. Mia Mikic, 2007. "Preferential trade in Asia and the pacific - Trends and prospects for multilateralization," STUDIES IN TRADE AND INVESTMENT,in: Mia Mikic (ed.), FUTURE TRADE RESEARCH AREAS THAT MATTER TO DEVELOPING COUNTRY POLICYMAKERS, volume 61, chapter 2, pages 33-56 United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).

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    East Asian community; trade; investment; East Asian Vision Group (EAVG); Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN); ASEAN Plus Three (ASEAN+3);

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    • F15 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Economic Integration

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