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News and Views

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 …

Opinion Piece - The RCEP Has Become More Relevant than Ever

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Opinion Piece - The RCEP Has Become More Relevant than Ever

19 January 2017

FTA , RCEP , Trade , Trade Facilitation

Editor's note: This opinion piece was originally published in the Bangkok Post on 19 January 2017. ERIA's Senior Policy Fellow Dr Rebecca Fatima Sta Maria …

Opinion Piece - RCEP More Relevant Now Than Ever

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Opinion Piece - RCEP More Relevant Now Than Ever

18 January 2017

FTA , RCEP , Trade , Trade Facilitation

Editor's note: This opinion piece was originally published in the Straits Times on 18 January 2017. ERIA's Senior Policy Fellow Dr Rebecca Fatima Sta Maria …

As the World Turns Away from Globalisation, How Should ASEAN Respond?

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As the World Turns Away from Globalisation, How Should ASEAN Respond?

05 January 2017

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

By Lili Yan Ing After close to 70 years of trade liberalisation, a series of recent events (among others, Brexit in the U.K. and Donald …

ASEAN at 50: Thailand Must Do More

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ASEAN at 50: Thailand Must Do More

02 January 2017

ASEAN , ERIA , Trade , Trade Facilitation

Editor's note: This article was originally published in Nation Multimedia on 2 January 2017. ERIA's Non-Tariff Measures data were featured. As one of the founding …

Accelerate the RCEP to Consolidate Asian Regional Integration

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Accelerate the RCEP to Consolidate Asian Regional Integration

02 January 2017

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

By Lurong Chen There have been many statements in the media lately about the impact of the United States election on Asia, and specifically …

INSIGHT: Trump's Economic Policy and Impact on Indonesian Economy

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INSIGHT: Trump's Economic Policy and Impact on Indonesian Economy

13 December 2016

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

By Lili Yan Ing There are many questions about United States president-elect Donald Trump's economic policy and how it will affect the Indonesian economy. Although …

China's Trade Expansion: A Friend or a Foe for ASEAN Countries?

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China's Trade Expansion: A Friend or a Foe for ASEAN Countries?

30 November 2016

ASEAN , Competitiveness , Finance and Macro Economy , Industry and Manufacturing , Trade

By Rahmasari Istiandari The rapidly changing dynamics of global trade has prompted countries to continuously examine their roles in international trade, considering the fact that …

Simplifying Rules of Origin, Reducing Non-tariff Barriers

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Simplifying Rules of Origin, Reducing Non-tariff Barriers

22 September 2016

Finance and Macro Economy , Regulation and Governance , Trade

By Lili Yan Ing and Olivier Cadot The economic growth of East Asia has outperformed the world's growth for the last two decades. The emerging …

ERIA Proposes Two Ways to Escape 'Shallow Integration' in ASEAN

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ERIA Proposes Two Ways to Escape 'Shallow Integration' in ASEAN

21 September 2016

Economic Integration , Non-Tariff Measures , Trade

One of the main challenges for ASEAN moving forward is the risk of 'shallow integration.' If we look at the last 15 years, intra-ASEAN trade …

Asia Forum: Indonesia Shifts Strategy to Achieve High Investment-led Growth

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Asia Forum: Indonesia Shifts Strategy to Achieve High Investment-led Growth

29 August 2016

ASEAN , Finance and Macroeconomy , Forum , Infrastructure , Investment , Trade

The Government of Indonesia is serious about attracting higher levels of investment into the country so that it can achieve high investment-led economic growth, said …

Globalisation and Wage Inequality

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Globalisation and Wage Inequality

04 July 2016

Industry and Manufacturing , Poverty and Sustainable Development Goals , Social Protection , Trade

By Dionisius Narjoko Two important economic trends have emerged during the past few decades: rapid globalisation and increasing wage inequality. Developing countries, in particular, have …

[TiVA]: How to Make Indonesia Internationally Competitive?

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[TiVA]: How to Make Indonesia Internationally Competitive?

29 June 2016

Trade , Workshop

The Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) held a two-day workshop on trade in value added (TiVA) from 25-26 June 2016 in …

ERIA-UPH Distinguished Guest Pierre Sauve Speaks at ERIA on TTIP: Press Release from UPH

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ERIA-UPH Distinguished Guest Pierre Sauve Speaks at ERIA on TTIP: Press Release from UPH

13 June 2016

FTA , Trade , TTIP

Pierre started his presentation by quoting Donald Tusk - President of the EU Council and Cecilia Malmstrom - European Commisioner for Trade, and pointed out …

Database on Non-Tariff Measures Available on ERIA Website

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Database on Non-Tariff Measures Available on ERIA Website

16 March 2016

ERIA , Non-Tariff Measures , Trade

The database on non-tariff measures (NTMs) is available on the ERIA website. ERIA, in collaboration with UNCTAD, collected and classified NTMs in the 10 ASEAN …

Developing an Agricultural Value Chain in the Mekong Region

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Developing an Agricultural Value Chain in the Mekong Region

28 December 2015

Agricultural Development , Mekong Region , Trade

Monday, 14 December 2015 - Sheraton Hanoi Hotel, Ha Noi, Viet Nam World experts from business and academia met today for a half-day National Policy …

Indonesia's market development is essential for AEC

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Indonesia's market development is essential for AEC

12 September 2014

ASEAN , ASEAN Economic Community , Finance and Macroeconomy , FTA , RCEP , Trade

Jakarta, Indonesia - 12 September 2014: Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), together with the Ministry of Trade of the Republic of …

Rising Indonesia Requires Competitiveness

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Rising Indonesia Requires Competitiveness

17 April 2014

Competitiveness , East Asia Policy Dialogue , Finance and Macroeconomy , Trade

Yogyakarta, Indonesia - 17 April 2014: Vice President of the Republic of Indonesia H.E. Prof.Dr. Boediono today expresses confident of his country's growing competitiveness in …

East Asian Economic Integration  - Beyond Conventional Trade Integration

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East Asian Economic Integration - Beyond Conventional Trade Integration

06 December 2013

Economic Integration , Finance and Macroeconomy , FTA , Trade , WTO

The Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) hosted a session "East Asian Economic Integration and the WTO" in the Bali Trade and …

CLMV-Thailand: Platform to Discuss

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CLMV-Thailand: Platform to Discuss

25 October 2013

Capacity Building , Connectivity , Services , Trade

Chiang Mai-25 Oct 2013: As part of five-day Executive Capacity Building Program for CLMV and Thailand, their senior officials have listened to lectures, participated in …

The Distinguished Lecture Series discusses "ASEAN in 2015: Engendering ASEAN's Services Value Chains"

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The Distinguished Lecture Series discusses "ASEAN in 2015: Engendering ASEAN's Services Value Chains"

18 March 2013

ASEAN , FTA , Investment , RCEP , Services , Trade

Jakarta, March 18, 2013 - To provide a platform for knowledge transfer and substantial discussions among government officials, academia, and public and private sector leaders, …

Japan's SMEs Reaches Out to Asia and ASEAN

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Japan's SMEs Reaches Out to Asia and ASEAN

14 February 2013

ASEAN , SMEs , Trade

Fukuoka, Japan - Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) organized the one-day forum, ERIA Fukuoka Forum "Economic Integration in East Asia: Opportunities …

ERIA organizes ERIA Fukuoka Forum 2013

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ERIA organizes ERIA Fukuoka Forum 2013

09 January 2013

ERIA , Forum , SMEs , Trade

The Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) and Fukuoka Prefecture of Japan organize ERIA Fukuoka Forum 2013 "Economic Integration in East Asia: …

The Symposium on Realizing a More Integrated, Competitive, Equitable, and Resilient Community

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The Symposium on Realizing a More Integrated, Competitive, Equitable, and Resilient Community

31 October 2012

ASEAN , ASEAN Economic Community , Trade

Prof. Hidetoshi Nishimura, Executive Director of ERIA in his welcoming remarks at the final day of the Symposium encouraged scholars to respond to the Prime …

Laos Gears Up for AEC

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Laos Gears Up for AEC

12 October 2012

ASEAN , ASEAN Economic Community , Finance and Macroeconomy , Lao PDR , Trade

Vientiane, October 12, 2012 - Laos needs to improve its human resource development as the country in moving toward integration with regional economy, according to …

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