Trends and Developments in Provisions and Outcomes of RTA/FTAs Implemented in 2016 by APEC Economies

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Trends and Developments in Provisions and Outcomes of RTA/FTAs Implemented in 2016 by APEC Economies

Publication Number

APEC#217-SE-01.21

Published Date

October 2017

Type of Publication

Reports

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APEC Secretariat, APEC Policy Support Unit

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2815

Pages

47

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Description

As part of the APEC Information Sharing Mechanism on RTA/FTAs agreed in 2014, this annual report analyzes the evolution of the number of RTA/FTAs by APEC economies in the past two decades and examines the general structure of the RTA/FTAs that APEC economies put in force during 2016. Four agreements were included in this report, namely: the Japan-Mongolia; Korea-Colombia; Pacific Alliance; and Viet Nam-Eurasian Economic Union FTAs.

This report analyzes specific topics in these four RTA/FTAs, and examines provisions in selected chapters to identify possible common patterns or recent trends. Where relevant, the report examines the WTO-plus commitments included in those agreements. The selected chapters are investment, customs administration and trade facilitation, electronic commerce and government procurement.