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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
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
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
Policy-related Research Study on Access to Market for SMEs after the Trade Liberalization (A Case Study: ASEAN-Korea FTA), Executive Summary Studies the advantages under ASEAN-Korea FTA on industries that are growing in Korea market, including jewelry industry, textile and clothing industry, digital content industry, and tourist industry. Discusses these four industries related to tariff reduction under ASEAN-Korea FTA, considering trade opportunities, advantages and disadvantages of industries in Korea market. Explains how the industries reach Korea market, focusing on direct expor ...Continue Reading Thai 86132
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
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
ASEAN Environmental Law, Policy and Governance: Selected Documents, Volume 2 Evaluates the compilation of selection of documents, focusing on environmental law which is wide-ranging and straddles the three 'ASEAN pillars', namely, political-security, economic and social-culture communities. Deals with sectoral areas including nature conservation and biodiversity, trans-boundary pollution, water resources managements, animal and human health, and energy and climate change. Mentions that ASEAN has a vital role to play in ...Continue Reading English 85999
On the Road to the AEC...How Can SMEs Adapt and Thrive? Reviews how SMEs in Thailand adapt and thrive before entering to AEC in 2015. Discusses business environment that affects SMEs i.e. minimum wage, labour shortage, and labour productivity. Analyzes direct and indirect effect of increasing minimum wage rate and labour productivity. Explains how SMEs look forward and prepare themselves for competition in AEC. Focuses on trade opportunities on border trade with four neighboring countries, includi ...Continue Reading Thai 85967
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
Comparative Study of Policy and Measure Supporting ASEAN Economic Community: The Study for SMEs Enterpreneurs in ASEAN Countries Studies policy and measure supporting ASEAN Economic Community (AEC). Gives brief information on ASEAN and AEC. Reviews economic situations and indicators, and structure of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in ASEAN countries. Explains the preparation of SMEs' entrepreneurs in ASEAN countries before moving into AEC. Discusses effects from supporting SMEs in ASEAN countries and measures that affect to SMEs in the European Economic Community ...Continue Reading Thai 85939
Comparative Study of Policy and Measure Supporting ASEAN Economic Community: The Study for SMEs Enterpreneurs in ASEAN Countries Studies policy and measure supporting ASEAN Economic Community (AEC). Gives brief information on ASEAN and AEC. Reviews economic situations and indicators, and structure of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in ASEAN countries. Explains the preparation of SMEs' entrepreneurs in ASEAN countries before moving into AEC. Discusses effects from supporting SMEs in ASEAN countries and measures that affect to SMEs in the European Economic Community ...Continue Reading Thai 85939
Vietnam's Foreign Policy Reorientation Lee, Beck Hing Explores Vietnam's motivation to change, in the late 1980s and early 1990s, from its past belligerent behavior to integration with the international community. Assesses the influences that determined the country's path of change and the processes through which this change was realized. Reviews Vietnam's modern history with a focus on the Cambodian crisis. Elaborates on the US-Vietnamese relation, including the initiative to revive it in the ea ...Continue Reading English 85936
ASEAN Economic Community: Handbook for Business 2012 Points out, in a foreword by Secretary-General Dr. Surin Pitsuwan, that there remain gaps in the understanding by the private sector of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), its realization and its implications for the markets. Serves as a guide for companies to place ASEAN in their business plans. Describes the ASEAN Trade in Goods Agreement (ATIGA). Mentions further trade facilitation measures, such as customs modernization and single window. ...Continue Reading English 85926
ASEAN+1 FTAs and Global Value Chains in East Asia Compiles different articles of ASEAN and FTAs and global value chains in East Asia by scholars from Australia, Philippine, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, and Sri Lanka. Presents trade in supply chains between ASEAN and China development and implications by examining the development of trade patterns of ASEAN economies in the context of global supply chains in particular the emerging trade links with China. Defines a definition of trade facilita ...Continue Reading English 85718
Educational Management of Higher Education Institutions Along the East-West Economic in Preparation for the Integration of the ASEAN Community 2015 Aporn Kanvong Studies the current situation, problems and obstacles of management of higher education institutions along the East-West Economic Corridor. Describes curriculums, theories, assessments, and plans of higher education. Discusses three economic corridors in the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS): East-West Economic Corridor (EWEC), North-South Economic Corridor (NSEC), and Southern Economic Corridor. Explains the integration of the ASEAN community i ...Continue Reading Thai 85713
Project on the effect of Improvement in Trade Facilitation According to ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) on Cross-border Freight and Trans-border Trade, Final Report Kornkarun Cheewatrakoolpong Studies the effect of improvement in trade facilitation according to ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) on cross-border freight and trans-border trade. Notes that field surveys were conducted at six strategic border checkpoints for cross-border transportation including Aranyaprathet checkpoint, Sa Kaew Mukdahan checkpoint, Mukdahan Nakhon Panom checkpoint, Nakhon Panom 1st Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge, Nong Kai Sadao, Song Khla and Padang Besar, ...Continue Reading Thai 85707
Learning from Singapore: Improving Human Resources and Technology for AEC Highlights the potential of economic competitiveness of Singapore. Analyzes the approach to enhance the potential in terms of knowledge development for increasing economic potential, raising living condition of Thai people, investment for the continuing research and development (R & D), preferential treatment for business sector that invest in R & D, and economic development planning on the basis of long-term knowledge development. Considers th ...Continue Reading Thai 85691
Competitive Advantage in Knowing ASEAN Surin Pitsuwan Analyzes background of ASEAN, focusing on the significance of ASEAN Community. Gives information about ASEAN dialog partners such as Japan, China, and Australia.Analyzes three pillars of ASEAN i.e. ASEAN Political-Security Community, ASEAN Economic Community, and ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community. Notes that people needed in ASEAN Community must be skillful, professional, and adaptable. Concludes with spirit of ASEAN, accepting difference and fe ...Continue Reading Thai 85649
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