"Comprehensive Mapping of FTAs in ASEAN and East Asia"
The aim of the ERIA Research Project on "Comprehensive Mapping of FTAs in ASEAN and East Asia: Phase I" is to construct a comparable and comprehensive database on FTAs in the region by investigating ASEAN FTAs with the dialogue partners and bilateral FTAs between ASEAN countries and other East Asian countries. Our purpose is to provide comparable and quantitatively-analyzable database of articles, commitments and indices related to liberalization under FTAs. For the first step, we have conducted studies on; 1) Tariff Components; 2) Rules of Origin; 3) Trade in Services and 4) Investment, and also plan to analyze FTA convergence based on our database. This report mainly introduces the framework and methodology of database construction in each chapter, and also provides some tentative analyses based on the primary dataset mainly of AFTA and several ASEAN+n FTAs.
List of Project Members
Chang Jae Lee(Project Leader): Senior Fellow, Center for International Development Cooperation,Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP), Republic of Korea.
Misa Okabe(Project Coordinator): Associate Researcher, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA),Indonesia.
Arata Kuno : Assistant Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences, Kyorin University, Japan.
Erlinda M. Medalla: Research Fellow II, Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS),The Philippines.
Hikari Ishido: Associate Professor, Faculty of Law and Economics, Chiba University, Japan.
Shandre Mugan Thangavelu :Associate Professor, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences,National University of Singapore, Singapore.
Hank Lim: Senior Research Fellow, Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA), Singapore.