APEC's Trade Liberalization at the Crossroad: An Overview, March 2000

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APEC's Trade Liberalization at the Crossroad: An Overview, March 2000

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Published Date

March 2000

Type of Publication

Reports

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Other APEC Groups and Initiatives, APEC Study Centres

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35

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The purpose of this paper is to give an overview, from such point of view, for further progress of APEC, especially for the promotion of trade liberalization.

  • Background
  • What is questioned?
  • Trade liberalization in the good old days and the recent disagreement
  • Does further trade liberalization pay?
  • New problems: Changes in the world economic environments.
  • Who should enjoy trade liberalization? (The role of a nation state)
  • Will bilateral free trade agreements strengthen APEC?
  • Appendix