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The Impacts of an East Asia Free Trade Agreement on Foreign Trade in East Asia

Shujiro Urata and Kozo Kiyota

in International Trade in East Asia

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print September 2005 | ISBN: 9780226378961
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226379005 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226379005.003.0008
The Impacts of an East Asia Free Trade Agreement on Foreign Trade in East Asia

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This chapter examines the impact of free trade agreements (FTAs) on foreign trade in East Asia. It reviews recent developments in FTAs and analyzes trade and protection patterns in East Asia. The analysis reveals that the effects of regional arrangements are positive for members but can adversely affect outsiders even though the actual effects on trade patterns may be small in practice. The result also indicates that the sectors with a comparative advantage increase output and those with strong protection increase exports.

Keywords: free trade agreements; foreign trade; East Asia; protection patterns; exports; trade patterns; regional arrangements

Chapter.  13083 words. 

Subjects: Business and Management

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