Implications of Mega Free Trade Agreements for Asian Regional Integration and RCEP Negotiation
By Fukunari Kimura and Lurong Chen
ERIA Policy Brief 2016-03
Posted: December 2016
As mega free trade agreements (FTAs) are reshaping the rules of global governance, there is urgency for member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to take proper actions in response to the changing world economic order. On one hand, they should closely observe the progress of negotiations and follow up the issues that are under discussion in mega FTAs. On the other hand, they have to accelerate the pace in concluding the negotiations of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP).