ERIA President Welcomes the Adoption of Trade Facilitation Agreement
ERIA President Welcomes the Adoption of Trade Facilitation Agreement

ERIA welcomes the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) entry into force on 22 February 2017. The TFA is a major milestone for the global trading system, as it is the first multilateral agreement concluded in the 21 year history of the World Trade Organization. Read more.

ERIA Attends the Informal Meeting of AEM-METI Consultation
ERIA Attends the Informal Meeting of AEM-METI Consultation

A delegation from the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) attended the informal meeting of ASEAN Economic Ministers (AEM)-METI consultations in Osaka, Japan on 8 April 2017. This meeting was part of the ASEAN Economic Ministers Roadshow to Japan from 6 to 9 April. Read more.

RCEP: The Mutually Beneficial Economic Partnership Agreement Amongst East Asian Countries
RCEP: The Mutually Beneficial Economic Partnership Agreement Amongst East Asian Countries

The Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) held a 2-day workshop on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) in Tokyo, Japan from 22-23 March 2017. The workshop aimed to provide inputs for the conclusion of the RCEP as well as overall regional integration in the region. Read more.

ERIA, OECD, and Japan's MOFA Organise the First International Economic Forum on Asia
ERIA, OECD, and Japan's MOFA Organise the First International Economic Forum on Asia

The Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), together with the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Development Centre, held the First International Economic Forum on Asia on the theme of 'Enhancing Regional Integration and Development Through Quality Infrastructure and Resilience', in Tokyo, Japan on 14 April 2017. Read more.

RCEP facing a critical deadline
RCEP facing a critical deadline

ASEAN is well on its way to becoming a global leader for regional integration and an important step in this process is on deadline. The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) negotiations, which were to have been substantially concluded at the end of 2015, will now enter the 18th round in May. Launched in November 2012, the Agreement aims to deepen economic integration between ASEAN and its six Dialogue Partners (Australia, China, India, South Korea, Japan, and New Zealand). Read more.

ERIA Frames - April 2017
ERIA Frames - April 2017

ERIA FRAMES is a newsletter issued by the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA). The newsletter presents a picture of the Institute's various works and activities on ASEAN and East Asia issues. Read the April 2017 issue.

Electrifying Emerging ASEAN through Off-grid Distributed Renewable Energy Systems
Electrifying Emerging ASEAN through Off-grid Distributed Renewable Energy Systems

Some 134 million people in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region do not have access to electricity (IEA and ERIA, 2013). At the end of 2015 the ASEAN Community declared that lack of power and energy access could threaten the region's economic growth and its economic transition. Read more.

Institutional Policy and Economic Impacts of Energy Subsidies Removal in East Asia
Institutional Policy and Economic Impacts of Energy Subsidies Removal in East Asia

This study explores the impact of energy subsidies and provides policy recommendations to gradually phase out energy subsidies in the East Asia Summit (EAS) region. Fossil fuel subsidies amounted to about $51 billion in Southeast Asia for 2012 alone (ERIA and IEA, 2013). Read more.

ERIA Appoints Prof Jun Arima as Senior Policy Fellow for Energy
ERIA Appoints Prof Jun Arima as Senior Policy Fellow for Energy

The Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Jun Arima as Senior Policy Fellow for Energy and Environment.

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