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The Potential Outcomes of China-ASEAN FTA: Politico-Economic Implications for Participating Countries Suthiphand Chirathivat Introduces the emergences of China in ASEAN FTA after the Asian Crisis. Explains factors that push recent rapid expansion of bilateral FTAs in East Asia. Looks at the formation of an ASEAN-China FTA. Describes the future ASEAN-China economic relations and the concern of ASEAN-China FTA. Studies the effect of an ASEAN-China FTA by using the model of the Global Trade Analysis Project. Reveals different impacts such as macroeconomic impact and ...Continue Reading English 86250
East Asian FTA: A Building Bloc of an Asian Economic Community Suthiphand Chirathivat Presents the interested idea to form a regional integration arrangement in East Asia. Provides an important of regional trade liberalization in globalised economy. Describes the costs of benefits of the formation of regional integration arrangements. Debates over the virtues and danger of regional preferential treatment. Summarizes some considerations to justify the need for and FTA in East Asia. Reviews the implications of FTA for regional ...Continue Reading English 86245
Thailand's FTA Strategy: Current Development and Future Challenges Suthiphand Chirathivat Discusses Thailand's initiatives and strategy in terms of bilateral and regional free trade agreements (FTAs) in the context of worldwide liberalization. Mentions concerns over whether FTAs are compatible with national interests. Reviews Thailand's initiative to form an ASEAN Free Trade Area (AFTA) in the early 1990s. Maps out different Asian economic integration schemes from an ASEAN perspective. Lists the country's preferential trade agreem ...Continue Reading English 86241
The ASEAN Perspective on East Asian-Wide Regionalism Suthiphand Chirathivat Deals with the formation of regional trade arrangements (RTAs) and a new regionalism emerging in East Asia. Provides background of the emergence of new regionalism in East Asia in Asian perspective. Discusses the appropriate conceptual framework that might be adopted for the implementation of RTAs in East Asia. Studies the challenges for the conceptual framework. Describes causes of concern for the new regionalism in East Asia. Gives some tho ...Continue Reading English 86231
East Asian Perspectives: Thailand Suthiphand Chirathivat Examines-through the case study of Thailand-how Asian countries' integration with their neighbors and outside regional economies can be improved. Highlights Thailand's geographical position and potential to act as a corridor linking East and South Asia. Illustrates the Thai economy's external orientation through FTAs guided by sectoral strategies. Analyzes the country's FDI performance and policies as well as potential sectors for FDI growth. ...Continue Reading English 86215
Studies on the Singapore Economy Keen Meng Choy Compiles 20 of the author's academic studies specializing in a quantitative assessment of the Singapore economy. Uses time series econometrics, applying models such as ARIMA, vector autoregression, and vector error correction. Explains these models. Deals with three main topics in the Singapore context, namely the macroeconomy, business cycles, and forecasting. Comments on foreign direct investment (FDI) in the manufacturing sector. Assesses ...Continue Reading English 86151
Survival of Thai Significant Agricultural Products Under ASEAN Economic Community Explains the components of ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), including ASEAN Free Trade Area (AFTA), ASEAN Framework Agreement on Services (AFAS), ASEAN Comprehensive Investment Agreement (ACIA), labour movement, agricultural cooperation, small and medium enterprises, and Initiative for ASEAN Integration (IAI). Discusses ASEAN Trade in Goods Agreement (ATIGA), dealing with the history and summary of ATIGA. Reviews the status of Thai agricultural ...Continue Reading Thai 86141
Market Position and Competitive Competency of Thai Industrial Products in ASEAN Summarizes the exports of Thai industrial products in ASEAN. Discusses market position of industrial products related to the export of Thai products to ASEAN and world market, the export of ASEAN countries to ASEAN market, the imports of products from other countries to Thailand, the balance of trade of Thailand and other ASEAN countries, and the market position of Thai products in ASEAN. Deals with various kinds of industries i.e. frozen food, ...Continue Reading Thai 86139
Summary of ASEAN-Korea Free Trade Agreement: AKFTA Gives background information on ASEAN-Korea Free Trade Agreement (AKFTA). Summarizes trade negotiations between ASEAN and Korea since the 1st to 25th negotiation. Presents main contents of trade agreement between ASEAN and Korea related to framework agreement on comprehensive economic cooperation among the governments of ASEAN countries and Korea, agreement on dispute settlement, trade agreement, Rules of Origin (ROO), limitation of import valu ...Continue Reading Thai 86133
ASEAN rice Gives an overview of ASEAN rice in terms of production, consumption, and export. Looks at rice market shares in ASEAN. Highlights the Thai rice production and export, dealing with cultivation areas, rice production per rai, rice production during 2005-2010, and export value of Thai rice in ASEAN countries. Analyzes the position of Thai rice in ASEAN market. Thai 86131
Changing Mindset to Understand ASEAN Piti Srisangnam Presents 50 things in ASEAN that Thai people should know before entering ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) in 2015. Deals with topics on knowing neighbouring countries, opportunities in ASEAN, attitudes towards ASEAN in relation to society and culture, and Do & Don't in ASEAN countries. Mentions sub-topics on investment, real estate, culture schock, K-pop in ASEAN, changing mindset and competitiveness in ASEAN. Includes education, ASEAN languages ...Continue Reading Thai 86118
Explaining ASEAN-3's Investment Puzzle a Tale of Two Sectors Zhou, Yong Sarah Explores the reasons why, in contrast to the swift recovery of economic growth after the Asian crisis, investment in the ASEAN region has remained subdued. Finds that the investment recession has been limited to nontradable sectors, where firms are financially constrained due to asymmetric information problems in securing external finance. Illustrates this hypothesis through empirical results based on macro and firm-level data from ASEAN-3 (Ind ...Continue Reading English 86109
ASEAN Integration in 2030: United States Perspectives Heng, Pek Koon Reviews the entry of the US into the East Asian regional architecture. Argues that US participation in the East Asia Summit (EAS) was motivated by the 1997 financial crisis and emergence of ASEAN+3 the rise of China the failure of APEC to foster regional trade liberalization and the inability of the WTO Doha Round to lower global trade barriers significantly. Looks at US re-engagement in Asia under President Obama. Describes the US divided f ...Continue Reading English 86103
Examination of the Singapore Shift in Japan's Foreign Direct Investment in Services in ASEAN Hamanaka, Shintaro Points out that ASEAN has been the major investment destination of Japan. Compares Japanese foreign direct investment (FDI) flows to the ASEAN manufacturing sector (especially to Thailand), which have been declining and flows to ASEAN services sectors, which have been growing rapidly. Explores Japan's FDI to China and India, pointing out that Japanese manufacturing FDI in China has become larger than its FDI in ASEAN. Finds that major service ...Continue Reading English 86102
Engaging Small and Medium Enterprises in Production Networks: Firm-level Analysis of Five ASEAN Economies Wignaraja, Ganeshan Analyzes the participation of SMEs in production networks, determinants, and policy implications using a data set covering 5,900 firms in five ASEAN economies at different stages of development, notably Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam. Concludes that SMEs have modestly increased their production network participation since the late 1990s, although large firms still dominate. Suggests that determinants are a supportiv ...Continue Reading English 86073
Liberalization of ASEAN Investment Towards ASEAN Economic Community Thanyaluck Thongrompo Studies background of the ASEAN Comprehensive Investment Agreement (ACIA), describing main pillars of international investment principles: liberalization, protection, promotion, and facilitation of investment. Analyzes how the overall direction policy of Thailand on free flow of investment is in compliance with its obligation under ACIA. Indicates that some areas of domestic law do not facilitate the implementation of policy direction on free f ...Continue Reading Thai 86065
Professional Services under ASEAN Economic Community Free Trade in Services and its Law Enforcement Problems in Thailand Sataporn Sairean Reviews that under the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) Blueprint, Thailand has an obligation to liberalize trade in services and to facilitate the relocation of people involving in trade in services. Focuses on ASEAN Mutual Recognition Arrangements (MRAs) and issues on professional services, dealing with the laws on foreign workers which cover restrictions that are obstacles to the consideration of permission to work in the kingdom of Thailand. ...Continue Reading Thai 86063
Consumer Protection and the Establishment of the ASEAN Economic Community: Study on Background, Necessity and the Current Situation Aimpaga Techa-apiku Considers how consumer protection measure is one of the main factors which ASEAN recognize as a key for ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) 2015. Outlines the role of consumer protection in international trade and economic community. Presents the experience and revolution of the European Union to reflect the essential role of consumer protection in developing ASEAN. Deals with the situation and progress of consumer protection policy under ASEAN's r ...Continue Reading Thai 86062
Thammasat Law Journal Contains articles in many topics related to ASEAN Economic Community (AEC). Discusses consumer protection and the establishment of the AEC, covering background, necessity and the current situation. Provides professional services under AEC free trade in services and its law enforcement problems in Thailand. Focuses on strengthening the sociology of law and institution approaches to international investment law in ASEAN, studying liberalization ...Continue Reading Thai 86061
EU-ASEAN Relations in the 21st Century: Strategic Partnership in the Making Explores the long-neglected EU and ASEAN political relationship, giving an overview of the current state of relations: where do we stand? Compares the impact of the end of the cold war on the integration processes in ASEAN and the EU. Surveys what extent the EU is assisting ASEAN states in responding to various non-traditional security crises in Southeast Asia, including finance, health and environment. Investigates recent concerns about the po ...Continue Reading English 85952