Trade agreements are in ASEAN’s best interests

February 6, 2016

At the last Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in November 2015, the United States and China advanced their own set of interests with respect to trade agreements in the Asia-Pacific region. While the United States celebrated the conclusion of its Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal in early October 2015, China stressed the potential of a Free Trade Area of Asia-Pacific (FTAAP).

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Topics: ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHEAST ASIAN NATIONS (ASEAN) ASIA-PACIFC ECONOMIC COOPERATION (APEC) MEGA-REGIONAL AGREEMENT

Regions: ASIA-PACIFIC

Authors: EAST ASIA FORUM

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