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Call for Proposals: Labour in East Asia

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Call for Proposals: Labour in East Asia

24 November 2017

Call for Proposals , Industry and Manufacturing , Labour and Migration , Trade

The Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) invites submission of original research proposals for its project, Labour in East Asia. The project …

Article - Asia-Pacific Summit Ends on Note of U.S.-Driven Economic Nationalism

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Article - Asia-Pacific Summit Ends on Note of U.S.-Driven Economic Nationalism

11 November 2017

Trade , Trade Facilitation

Note: This article was originally published in The Wall Street Journal on 11 November 2017. ERIA's SChief Economist, Fukunari Kimura, was featured. The Pacific Rim’s …

Micro-integration, Macro-assertion: ASEAN can Use FTA Negotiations as Showcase for Wider Ambitions

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Micro-integration, Macro-assertion: ASEAN can Use FTA Negotiations as Showcase for Wider Ambitions

01 November 2017

ASEAN , FTA , Trade

The year 2017 has presented ASEAN countries with a new incentive to pursue mega free trade agreements (FTAs). Since coming into power, the Trump administration …

Call for Proposals: ERIA-UNCTAD Project on NTMs

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Call for Proposals: ERIA-UNCTAD Project on NTMs

02 October 2017

Call for Proposals , Non-Tariff Measures , Trade

Background In 2015, ERIA and UNCTAD had conducted the first comprehensive data collection of NTMs in the 10 ASEAN countries. In 2018, ERIA and UNCTAD …

ERIA-UNCTAD Continues to Promote Transparency of NTMs with Enhanced Database

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ERIA-UNCTAD Continues to Promote Transparency of NTMs with Enhanced Database

25 September 2017

ERIA , Non-Tariff Measures , Trade

25 September 2017 | Palais des Nations, Geneva Since 2014, ERIA-UNCTAD has promoted transparency of Non-Tariff Measures (NTMs) in ten ASEAN Member States (AMS) and …

Cambodian Trade Negotiators Participate in Capacity Building Workshop

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Cambodian Trade Negotiators Participate in Capacity Building Workshop

18 September 2017

Cambodia , Capacity Building , Trade , Trade Facilitation

On 14-15 September, around 25 Ministry of Commerce officials attended a one and a half day workshop on customs procedures and trade facilitation, sanitary and …

Article - New tack to boost regional trade, investment pushed

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Article - New tack to boost regional trade, investment pushed

13 September 2017

Investment , Trade

Note: This article was originally published in The Business Mirror on 13 September 2017. ERIA was mentioned. …

ERIA - Routledge New Book: The Indonesian Economy

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ERIA - Routledge New Book: The Indonesian Economy

09 August 2017

Industry and Manufacturing , Trade

Against the backdrop of growing anti-globalisation sentiments and increasing fragmentation of the production process across countries, this book addresses how the Indonesian economy should respond …

ERIA Holds Workshop to Discuss a Better Implementation of the Non-Tariff Measures

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ERIA Holds Workshop to Discuss a Better Implementation of the Non-Tariff Measures

30 July 2017

Economic Integration , Non-Tariff Measures , Trade

ASEAN needs to create a structured mechanism to manage the trade barriers created from the implementation of non-tariff measures (NTMs) in the region, said Izuru …

Call for Proposals: Export Dynamics and Export Industry Development

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Call for Proposals: Export Dynamics and Export Industry Development

03 July 2017

Call for Proposals , ERIA , Industry and Manufacturing , Regulation and Governance , Trade

The Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) invites submission of research proposals for the ERIA Microdata Research Project for Fiscal Year 2017. …

Malaysian Minister of International Trade and Industry Visits ERIA

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Malaysian Minister of International Trade and Industry Visits ERIA

14 June 2017

ERIA , Industry and Manufacturing , Malaysia , Trade

The President of the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), Prof Hidetoshi Nishimura, welcomed H.E. Dato' Sri Mustapa Mohamed, the Minister of …

Should East Asia Retaliate against US Trade Policy?

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Should East Asia Retaliate against US Trade Policy?

31 May 2017

Finance and Macroeconomy , Regulation and Governance , Trade

By Lili Yan Ing and Jaysa Rafi Prana Trump's aggressive stance could backfire on his country in the long term. President Donald Trump's trade agenda …

RCEP Discussed at Ministry of Commerce, Cambodia

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RCEP Discussed at Ministry of Commerce, Cambodia

26 May 2017

Cambodia , Capacity Building , FTA , RCEP , Trade , Workshop

At the request of the Ministry of Commerce, Kingdom of Cambodia, on 18 May, the Capacity Building Programme facilitated a one-day workshop on "Understanding Issues …

ERIA and UNCTAD Hold 'NTMs in ASEAN' Workshop

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ERIA and UNCTAD Hold 'NTMs in ASEAN' Workshop

17 May 2017

ASEAN , ERIA , Trade , Trade Facilitation , Workshop

On 27-28 April 2017, the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) held …

RCEP Facing a Critical Deadline

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RCEP Facing a Critical Deadline

30 April 2017

ASEAN , FTA , RCEP , Trade , Trade Facilitation

By Tan Sri Dr Rebecca Fatima Sta Maria ASEAN is well on its way to becoming a global leader for regional integration and an important …

After Brexit, an ASEAN-EU Trade Agreement?

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After Brexit, an ASEAN-EU Trade Agreement?

30 April 2017

ASEAN , FTA , Trade

By Lili Yan Ing and Abigail Rising anti-globalisation sentiment Since World War II, the world has experienced a steady wave of globalisation. However, a series …

ERIA Attends the Informal Meeting of AEM-METI Consultation

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ERIA Attends the Informal Meeting of AEM-METI Consultation

21 April 2017

ASEAN , ERIA , Japan , RCEP , Trade

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, …

The US and ASEAN: Deal or No Deal?

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The US and ASEAN: Deal or No Deal?

31 March 2017

ASEAN , Investment , Trade

By Lili Yan Ing and Abigail Should the United States and ASEAN make a trade deal? First, let us discuss the economies. Over the past …

How Far Can the RCEP Ship Sail?

Opinions

How Far Can the RCEP Ship Sail?

31 March 2017

ASEAN , FTA , RCEP , Trade

By Maura Ada Décosterd Painted against the backdrop of a platinum-standard Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) appeared, at least for …

ERIA Engagement at the 5th ASEAN EU Business Summit

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ERIA Engagement at the 5th ASEAN EU Business Summit

14 March 2017

ASEAN , ASEAN Economic Community , Trade

While government leaders from the European Union and the Association for South East Asian Nations decided to resume free trade talks at a ministers meeting …

ERIA and UNCTAD Holds Lunch Meeting on NTM Database for RCEP Countries

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ERIA and UNCTAD Holds Lunch Meeting on NTM Database for RCEP Countries

03 March 2017

ERIA , RCEP , Trade , Trade Facilitation

On 2 March 2017, the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) held …

Protectionism Thrives in the West: Is the Pendulum of Globalisation Swinging to the East?

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Protectionism Thrives in the West: Is the Pendulum of Globalisation Swinging to the East?

28 February 2017

ASEAN , Industry and Manufacturing , Trade

By Rizqy Anandhika Globalisation is facing a major test of sustainability in the west with trade protectionism and populism mushrooming, but the trend is unlikely …

Opinion Piece - Is the Pendulum of Globalization Swinging to the East?

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Opinion Piece - Is the Pendulum of Globalization Swinging to the East?

23 February 2017

East Asia Summit , FTA , Trade

Editor's note: This opinion piece was originally published in The Jakarta Post on 23 February 2017. ERIA's Research Associate Rizqy Anandhika provided commentary. Globalization is …

ERIA - Routledge New Book: Production Networks in Southeast Asia

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ERIA - Routledge New Book: Production Networks in Southeast Asia

23 February 2017

ERIA , Industry and Manufacturing , Trade

Edited by Dr Lili Yan Ing and Prof Fukunari Kimura 304 pages | 77 B/W Illus. Series: Routledge-ERIA Studies in Development Economics About the Book …

ERIA President Welcomes the Adoption of Trade Facilitation Agreement

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ERIA President Welcomes the Adoption of Trade Facilitation Agreement

23 February 2017

Trade , Trade Facilitation , WTO

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, …

Opinion Piece - RCEP: More Relevant Now Than Ever

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Opinion Piece - RCEP: More Relevant Now Than Ever

20 February 2017

FTA , RCEP , Trade , Trade Facilitation

Editor's note: This opinion piece was originally published in The Jakarta Post on 20 February 2017. ERIA's Senior Policy Fellow Dr Rebecca Fatima Sta …

Opinion Piece - Asia Globalisation Not Going Astray

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Opinion Piece - Asia Globalisation Not Going Astray

15 February 2017

Economic Integration , FTA , Trade , Trade Facilitation

Editor's note: This opinion piece was originally published in the Bangkok Post on 15 February 2017. ERIA's Research Associate Rizqy Anandhika provided commentary. Globalisation …

Opinion Piece - Demise of TPP does not mark end of US 'pivot to Asia'

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Opinion Piece - Demise of TPP does not mark end of US 'pivot to Asia'

08 February 2017

ASEAN , FTA , RCEP , Trade

Editor's note: This opinion piece was originally published in TNP on 8 February 2017. ERIA's Economist Lurong Chen provided commentary. The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is …

Opinion Piece - TPP's Demise Does Not Mark End of US 'Pivot to Asia': The Jakarta Post Columnist

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Opinion Piece - TPP's Demise Does Not Mark End of US 'Pivot to Asia': The Jakarta Post Columnist

07 February 2017

ASEAN , FTA , RCEP , Trade

Editor's note: This opinion piece was originally published in the Straits Times on 7 February 2017. ERIA's Economist Lurong Chen provided commentary. JAKARTA (THE JAKARTA …

Opinion Piece - The United States Non-Stop Pivot to Asia

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Opinion Piece - The United States Non-Stop Pivot to Asia

03 February 2017

ASEAN , Competitiveness , Finance and Macroeconomy , Trade

Editor's note: This opinion piece was originally published in The Jakarta Post on 3 February 2017. ERIA's Economist Lurong Chen provided commentary. The Trans-Pacific Partnership …

US Trade Policies Causing Anxiety to Asian Economic Tigers

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US Trade Policies Causing Anxiety to Asian Economic Tigers

02 February 2017

Investment , Trade

Editor's note: This article was originally published in The Star on 2 February 2017. ERIA's Economist Lurong Chen was quoted. JAKARTA: US President Donald Trump’s …

Trump Risk to Next Asian Economic Tigers Seen in Indonesia

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Trump Risk to Next Asian Economic Tigers Seen in Indonesia

01 February 2017

FTA , Indonesia , RCEP , Trade

Editor's note: This article was originally published in Bloomberg on 1 February 2017. ERIA's Economist Lurong Chen was quoted. U.S. President Donald Trump’s trade policies …

Indonesia Hits Trump Shift to Protectionism

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Indonesia Hits Trump Shift to Protectionism

01 February 2017

FTA , Indonesia , RCEP , Trade

Editor's note: This article was originally published in Business Mirror PH on 1 February 2017. ERIA's Economist Lurong Chen was quoted. UNITED States President Donald …

The United States Non-stop Pivot to Asia

Opinions

The United States Non-stop Pivot to Asia

31 January 2017

ASEAN , Finance and Macro Economy , Industry and Manufacturing , Investment , Regulation and Governance , Trade

By Lurong Chen The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is stranded, but the United States (US) 'pivot to Asia' is not. For the foreseeable future, the Asia-Pacific …

RCEP: More Relevant Now Than Ever

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RCEP: More Relevant Now Than Ever

31 January 2017

ASEAN , Finance and Macro Economy , Industry and Manufacturing , Investment , Regulation and Governance , Trade

By Tan Sri Dr Rebecca Fatima Sta Maria When President-elect Donald Trump called the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) a 'disaster' and vowed to pull out …

Japan Breathes New Life into Regional, Non-U.S. Trade Pact

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Japan Breathes New Life into Regional, Non-U.S. Trade Pact

30 January 2017

FTA , Japan , RCEP , Trade

Editor's note: This article was originally published in The Japan Times on 30 January 2017. ERIA's Economist Lurong Chen was quoted. With U.S. President Donald …

Opinion Piece - RCEP: More Relevant Now Than Ever for ASEAN

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Opinion Piece - RCEP: More Relevant Now Than Ever for ASEAN

28 January 2017

ASEAN , FTA , RCEP , Trade , Trade Facilitation

Editor's note: This opinion piece was originally published in Nation Multimedia on 28 January 2017. ERIA's Senior Policy Fellow Dr Rebecca Fatima Sta Maria provided …

Opinion Piece - The United States' Non-Stop Pivot to Asia

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Opinion Piece - The United States' Non-Stop Pivot to Asia

26 January 2017

ASEAN , Competitiveness , Finance and Macroeconomy , Trade

Editor's note: This opinion piece was originally published in the Bangkok Post on 26 January 2017. ERIA's Economist Lurong Chen provided commentary. The Trans-Pacific Partnership …

The Rise of Anti-Globalisation and its Impact in Asia

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The Rise of Anti-Globalisation and its Impact in Asia

20 January 2017

ASEAN , Trade

Editor's note: This article was originally published in the Asian Correspondent on 20 January 2017. The President of ERIA Prof. Nishimura was quoted. THE world …

A Brief Guide to Donald Trump's Conflicts of Interest in Southeast Asia

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A Brief Guide to Donald Trump's Conflicts of Interest in Southeast Asia

20 January 2017

Finance and Macroeconomy , Trade

Editor's note: This article was originally published in Sea Globe on 20 January 2017. ERIA's Economist Masahito Ambashi was quoted. Thousands have begun converging on …

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