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East Asian Integration (First Edition)

East Asian Integration (First Edition)
21 August 2015
Ken Itakura, Misa Okabe, Inkyo Cheong, Erlinda M. Medalla, Olivier Cadot, Lili Yan Ing, Hikari Ishido, Shandre Mugan Thangavelu, Shujiro Urata, Junianto James Losari, Nanda Nurridzki
Lili Yan Ing

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The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) presents a historic opportunity for East Asia to deepen cooperative commitment to the reforms that are needed to secure its future as a dynamic centre of higher than average global growth and regional prosperity in an open international economy. This ambition is important to all regional economies. RCEP policy leaders can move boldly--and expeditiously--to form an agreement that entrenches and substantially deepens the openness of their economies that has historically underpinned economic growth in the region. This is a time for leadership at all levels and strategies that are focused on the potential of economic cooperation to lift growth, not from defensive negotiating positions seeking to maintain the status quo that will serve only to undermine the welfare of future generations.

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Front Cover

Foreword from President of ERIA

Foreword from a Representative of the 16-Expert Group of the RCEP


List of Project Members

Table of Contents

List of Figures

List of Tables

List of Abbreviations

Chapter 1. Assessing the Economic Effects of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership on ASEAN Member States

I. Trade in Goods: beyond tariff elimination

Chapter 2. The Impact of ASEAN +1 FTAs on ASEAN's Trade

Chapter 3. To Improve the Use of FTA: Lessons learned from Korea

Chapter 4. Towards an Enabling Set of Rules of Origin for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership

Chapter 5. How Restrictive Are ASEAN's Rules of Origin?

II. Trade in Services: Beyond the List

Chapter 6. Liberalisation of Trade in Services under ASEAN+1 FTAs:A Mapping Exercise

Chapter 7. Services Productivity and Trade Openness:Case of ASEAN

III. Investment: Beyond Protection

Chapter 8. Searching for an Ideal International Investment Protection Regime for ASEAN+ Dialogue Partners (RCEP): Where Do We Begin?

Chapter 9. Learning from the ASEAN+1 Model and the ACIA

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