Discussion Papers

Reconstructing the Concept of "Single Market and Production Base" for ASEAN beyond 2015

By Fukunari Kimura

ERIA Discussion Paper 2013-25

Posted: October 2013

Abstract


This paper examines the true meaning of the key word of ASEAN economic integration "single market and production base." Heading for "single market" is a right direction to go, but "single market" cannot literally be achieved with two-dimensional development gaps: geographical and industrial. The paper claims that "single or integrated production base" should be prioritized to narrow the development gaps and direct ASEAN toward "single market".

ERIA-DP-2013-25.pdf

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