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Title ASEAN free trade area : trading bloc or building block? / East Asia Analytical Unit, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Published Canberra : AGPS Press, [1994]
©1994

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Description xiii, 180 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents Machine derived contents note: Page -- Executive Summary 1 -- -- Chapter 1 The Changing World Trade Environment: The 7 -- Theory of Regionalism -- -- 1.1 Introduction 7 -- -- 1.2 Regional Trading Arrangements: A Brief Review of 9 -- the Theory -- -- 1.3 The Effects of RTAs on the Global System 15 -- -- 1.4 ASEAN Interest in Other Regional Economic Forums 20 -- -- Chapter 2 AFTA's Prehistory 25 -- -- 2.1 A Brief History of ASEAN Cooperation 25 -- -- 2.2 Pre-AFTA Schemes for Economic Cooperation 27 -- -- 2.3 Pre-AFTA ASEAN Economic Cooperation: Success 32 -- or Failure? -- -- 2.4 Why AFTA? 33 -- -- Chapter 3 AFTA: the Blueprint, Progress and Future Agenda 37 -- -- 3.1 AFTA in a Nutshell 37 -- -- 3.2 Founding Documents 38 -- -- 3.3 Agreement on the Common Effective Preferential 38 -- Tariff (CEPT) for AFTA -- -- 3.4 CEPT Timetables and Inclusion/Exclusion Lists 43 -- -- 3.5 An Inauspicious Launch: Faltering Support but 44 -- Modest Progress -- -- 3.6 Fourth AFTA Council Meeting: The Re-launch of 45 -- AFTA (October 1993) -- -- 3.7 AFTA: Future Agendas 49 -- -- -- -- Page -- Chapter 4 Continuing Dynamism in ASEAN 55 -- -- 4.1 Economic Transformation 55 -- -- 4.2 ASEAN Economies Today 57 -- -- 4.3 ASEAN Economic Outlook 59 -- -- 4.4 The Composition of Trade 60 -- -- 4.5 The Direction of Trade 66 -- -- 4.6 Investment Flows 67 -- -- 4.7 Increased Integration 70 -- -- Chapter 5 Multinational Corporations: Strategies in East Asia73 -- -- 5.1 MNC Views on Investment in East Asia 73 -- -- 5.2 The Evolution of MNC Regional Strategies 79 -- -- 5.3 Industry Specifics of Firms' Investment Strategies 85 -- -- Chapter 6 The Potential Impact of AFTA on Trade and 89 -- Economic Growth -- -- 6.1 The Impact of AFTA on Trade 89 -- -- 6.2 The Impact of AFTA on Foreign Investment 95 -- -- 6.3 The Impact of AFTA on ASEAN Economic Growth 100 -- -- Chapter 7 Impact of AFTA on Australian Trade and 101 -- Investment -- -- 7.1 The Current Outlook for Trade with ASEAN 101 -- -- 7.2 The Impact of AFTA on Australian Exports 103 -- -- 7.3 The Impact of AFTA on Australian Investment 111 -- -- -- -- Page -- Chapter 8 Business Perceptions 115 -- -- 8.1 Survey Methodology 115 -- -- 8.2 Perceptions of AFTA 117 -- -- 8.3 Industry Organisations' Views on AFTA 120 -- -- 8.4 The Perspective of Australian Companies Active in 123 -- ASEAN -- -- 8.5 Observations and Conclusions 126 -- -- -- Chapter 9 Australian Government and Private Sector 127 -- Responses to AFTA -- -- 9.1 AFTA - A Partial Strategy for ASEAN 127 -- -- 9.2 What Should Australia Do About AFTA? 128 -- -- -- Appendix 1 Rising Intra-regional Trade: Evidence of Growing 135 -- Regionalism? -- -- Appendix 2 AFTA-related Agreements 139 -- -- Appendix 3 Projections and Modelling Work Used to Examine 159 -- AFTA -- -- Appendix 4 A List of Barriers to Trade in Services in ASEAN 167 -- Countries -- -- Appendix 5 Summary of Responses to AFTA Survey 169 -- -- -- Abbreviations 175 -- -- References 177
Analysis ASEAN Free Trade Area
Australia overseas comparisons
Australian investment overseas
Economic integration
Exports
Federal issue
Foreign investment
Free trade agreements
Multinational corporations
Statistics
Trade regulation
Notes "The major body of the report was researched and written by David Pearl" -- Acknowledgements
At foot of title: East Asia Analytical Unit, Dept. of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-180)
Notes Commonwealth of Australia 1994
Subject Customs unions -- Asia.
Free ports and zones -- Southeast Asia.
Free trade -- Southeast Asia.
Free trade -- Southeast Asia.
Investments, Australian -- Southeast Asia.
Trade blocs -- Southeast Asia.
Asia, Southeastern -- Commerce -- Australia.
Asia, Southeastern -- Commercial policy.
Asia, Southeastern -- Economic integration.
Asia, Southeastern -- Foreign economic relations -- Australia.
Australia -- Commerce -- Southeast Asia.
Australia -- Foreign economic relations -- Southeast Asia.
Author Pearl, David.
Australia. East Asia Analytical Unit.
LC no. 95131191
ISBN 0644333251
Other Titles AFTA, ASEAN free trade area