21 results about EAST ASIA


Officials Consider the US-South Korea Free Trade Deal

February 7, 2017

American business leaders are urging South Korean leaders to increase market access to U.S. companies seeking to sell goods in South Korea. The business leaders want to persuade U.S. President Donald... READ MORE


China Wants Quick Close on Regional Trade Agreement for Asia

November 23, 2016

China wants to seal the deal on a trade agreement with Southeast Asian countries as soon as possible with a U.S.-led pact now in doubt, a Ministry of Commerce official said Thursday. The country will... READ MORE


Why Critics Of Free Trade Are Talking China, Not NAFTA

August 18, 2016

When Donald Trump delivered his big economic speech in Detroit earlier this month, free trade — and the harm it has allegedly done to U.S. workers — was at the center of his agenda. And one country in... READ MORE


Monitoring Regional Economic Integration in Asia

June 9, 2016

Given the diversity of Asia and the capacity constraints of countries in the region to manage integration, building an integrated Asian market is not easy. Because regional economic integration is... READ MORE


Negotiations ongoing for GCC-China free trade agreement, says official

May 15, 2016

Negotiations are ongoing between Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) countries and China to reach a free trade agreement, an official of the Federation of the GCC Chambers (FGCC Chambers) said. Speaking t... READ MORE


China, S. Korea, Japan to hold talks on trilateral FTA in Seoul

April 4, 2016

China, South Korea and Japan will hold working-level talks on the trilateral free trade agreement (FTA) in Seoul this week, South Korea's trade ministry said on Monday. The 10th round of working-level... READ MORE


Amb: Peru-Korea FTA ‘successful’

March 30, 2016

Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) signed by South Korea with Peru and Chile were successful and boosted bilateral trade between parties, Korean Ambassador to Peru Keun Ho Jang said. During the internationa... READ MORE


Canada having more free-trade dialogue with China: minister

March 30, 2016

Dialogue with China about a free-trade agreement has increased since Canada's new Liberal government took office late last year, Canada's international trade minister said on Wednesday. Chrystia Freel... READ MORE


AIIB to unlock South Asia’s economic potential

March 9, 2016

South Asia’s economic potential has long been constrained by low levels of economic integration. Despite being closely linked geographically, culturally and historically, intra-regional trade is very... READ MORE


South Korea, Vietnam ink trade and investment deal

March 5, 2016

The Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA) yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding with the Investment and Trade Promotion Centre of HCM City (ITPC) to facilitate the exchange of inves... READ MORE


Free talks with Korea likely to start after June

February 23, 2016

South Korean Ambassador Dr Song Jong-hwan has voiced the hope that formal negotiations with Pakistan for a free trade agreement will start immediately after June this year and called trade liberalisat... READ MORE


Chinese digital firms can plug into region via Singapore

January 21, 2016

Singapore can be an effective launch pad for Chinese digital companies to expand into the region, says Minister for Trade and Industry (Industry) S. Iswaran. He noted yesterday that the growing middle... READ MORE


Japan free trade deal brings benefits to Hunter wine and beef producers

January 20, 2016

Grape-growers in the New South Wales Upper Hunter appear to be reaping the benefits of Australia's free trade agreement with Japan, a year after the deal was finalised. Export sales for fresh table gr... READ MORE


China open to historic free-trade deal with Canada under certain provisos

January 14, 2016

China wants to forge a historic free-trade deal with Canada, but a senior Chinese official said this will require Canadian concessions on investment restrictions and a commitment to build an energy pi... READ MORE


ICBC Singapore signs 10 strategic cooperation agreements for 3rd Sino-Singapore project

January 11, 2016

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) Singapore has entered 10 agreements to boost economic ties between Singapore and China, it said on Monday. The bank is part of the pioneer batch of finan... READ MORE


What Did the 10th East Asia Summit Accomplish?

December 1, 2015

On November 22, Malaysia hosted the 10th East Asia Summit (EAS) as part of the recent round of Asian summitry held in Kuala Lumpur. The EAS, which comprises the ten members of the Association of South... READ MORE


China, Japan, Korea Continue Push For FTA, RCEP

November 2, 2015

South Korea, Japan, and China held the 10th Trilateral Economic Trade Ministers' Meeting on October 30 in Seoul and agreed to accelerate talks aimed at establishing a tripartite free trade agreement (... READ MORE


A Coasian model of international production chains

October 6, 2015

This paper provides an analytical treatment of trade and welfare responses to trade cost change in a simple two-country model. To explore the model's implications in a richer setting, the model... READ MORE


From Spaghetti Bowl to Jigsaw Puzzle? Addressing the Disarray in the World Trade System

October 1, 2014

The rise of mega-regionals such as the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) suggests that the world trade system is fragmenting to the point it... READ MORE


Global Economics Monthly: Five Myths about TPP

April 1, 2013

The decision to welcome Japan into the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) promises to be transformative, not only for the world’s third-largest economy (see March 2013 Global Economics Monthly),... READ MORE


Global Economics Monthly: Not Beyond Hope: Japan and TPP

January 1, 2013

Abe himself seems to have learned from his previous, unhappy experience as prime minister in 2006-07. In his first public remarks after taking back the job in late December, he said, “There i... READ MORE