Asian Free Trade Agreements And Wto Compatibility: Goods, Services, Trade Facilitation And Economic Cooperation, 1st Edition

  • Published By: World Scientific Publishing Company
  • ISBN-10: 9814460419
  • ISBN-13: 9789814460415
  • DDC: 382.71095
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 300 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released December 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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Overview

It is an appropriate time to rethink the relationship between trade regionalism and multilateralism in the Asian context as we witness the proliferation of free trade agreements (FTAs) in Asia. In the 1980s and 1990s, many scholars and policymakers believed that Asian integration was market-based, rather than legal-based, and that Asian integration would never be codified through agreements. Yet today, there are a large number of FTAs signed and under negotiation in Asia.This book investigates the appropriate relationship between regionalism and multilateralism, with a special reference to recent FTAs in Asia.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication.
Preface.
Summary of Contents.
Table of Contents.
List of Illustrations.
List of Abbreviations.
1: Introduction: Conceptualizing the WTO Compatibility of FTAs.
2: Analytical Framework for WTO Friendliness of FTAs: How to Check If They Are Real “Friends” of WTO?.
3: Free Trade Agreements in Goods: Is Trade Bilateralism in Asia Consistent with WTO Rules and Norms?.
4: Regional Approaches to Trade Facilitation: Are Regional Trade Facilitation Measures Discriminatory against Non-Members?.
5: Regional Services Agreements: What Is the Value of GATS-plus Regional Services Commitments?.
6: Economic Cooperation under FTAs: Do FTAs Impose WTO-plus Technical Assistance Obligations on Members?.
7: Conclusion: Counter-Intuitive Policy Implications for WTO-Compatible FTAs.
References.
Index.
Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication.
Preface.
Summary of Contents.
Table of Contents.
List of Illustrations.
List of Abbreviations.
1: Introduction: Conceptualizing the WTO Compatibility of FTAs.
2: Analytical Framework for WTO Friendliness of FTAs: How to Check If They Are Real “Friends” of WTO?.
3: Free Trade Agreements in Goods: Is Trade Bilateralism in Asia Consistent with WTO Rules and Norms?.
4: Regional Approaches to Trade Facilitation: Are Regional Trade Facilitation Measures Discriminatory against Non-Members?.
5: Regional Services Agreements: What Is the Value of GATS-plus Regional Services Commitments?.
6: Economic Cooperation under FTAs: Do FTAs Impose WTO-plus Technical Assistance Obligations on Members?.
7: Conclusion: Counter-Intuitive Policy Implications for WTO-Compatible FTAs.
References.
Index.