Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) have proliferated in East Asia as regional economies rush to catch up with the rest of the world - but what difference do they make? This book answers that question by providing an up-to-date assessment of the quality and impact of FTAs in the region. Featuring a collection of papers originally written for the prestigious Research Institute for Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI) in Tokyo, it presents contemporary analysis and insights into the evolution of recent FTAs. The book is suitable for use by trade policy negotiators, policy analysts, and people developing business strategies in organizations, as well as graduate students and researchers in the field.
An Analysis of the Restrictions on Foreign Direct Investment in Free Trade Agreements (S Urata & J Sasuya); Assessing the Economic Impacts of Free Trade Agreements: A Computable Equilibrium Approach (K Abe); Impacts of Japanese FTAs/EPAs: Post-Evaluation from Initial Data (M Ande); Market Access in FTAs: Assessment Based on Rules of Origin and Agricultural Trade Liberalization (I Cheong & J Cho); On the Comparison of Safeguard Mechanisms of Free Trade Agreements (A Kotera & T Kitamura); Services in Free Trade Agreements (R Ochiai et al.); On the Use of FTAs by Japanese Firms (K Takahashi & S Urata); Impacts of Free Trade Agreements on Trade Flows: An Application of the Gravity Modeling Approach (S Urata & M Okabe).