East Asia's Economic Integration: Progress and Benefit

Hardcover | September 15, 2008

EditorDaisuke Hiratsuka

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FTAs are proliferating in East Asia. This proliferation will become a foundation for the region's economic integration on the one hand, but will also lead to the "spaghetti (or noodle) ball syndrome," due to a mixture of different rules such as rules of origin. In addition, the need for many procedures and documents, as well as custom clearance at borders for road transportation, consumes great time and costs, leading to high transportation costs. There are many issues to address in order to attain further economic integration. This book explores the current state and direction of economic integration in East Asia and examines how economic integration can allow each economy to benefit equally.

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FTAs are proliferating in East Asia. This proliferation will become a foundation for the region's economic integration on the one hand, but will also lead to the "spaghetti (or noodle) ball syndrome," due to a mixture of different rules such as rules of origin. In addition, the need for many procedures and documents, as well as custom ...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:264 pages, 8.78 × 5.61 × 1.09 inPublished:September 15, 2008Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230553621

ISBN - 13:9780230553620

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From De Facto to De Jure Economic Integration in East Asia: What has been Happening and will Happen in East Asia?--Hiratsuka and Kimura * Modality of East Asia's Economic Integration--Kimura * The East Asian Noodle Bowl Syndrome--Baldwin * Rules of Origin, Local Content, and Cumulative Local Content in East Asia: Application of an International Input-Output Analysis--Kuroiwa * The Role of Logistics in Economic Integration--Hamaguchi * Evolution of Core-periphery Structure in East Asia--Hamaguchi * Industrialization through Vertical Production Networks: Can Laos Participate in Vertical Production Networks--Hiratsuka, Keola, and Suzuki * Structural Change in Intermediate, Consumption and Capital Goods Trade during Economic Integration: The EU Experience--Jan * Spillovers and Linkages between Local and Foreign Plants--Yokota * Outward FDI from and Intraregional FDI in ASEAN: Trends and Drivers in Economic Integration--Hiratsuka * Comparing Bilateral and Multilateral ASEAN+4 Free Trade Agreements Possible Impacts on Member and Non-member Countries--Fouqin * How will ASEAN+3 Integration Accelerate Investment?: A CGE Analysis--Itakura