How Do the Asian Economies Compete with Japan in the US Market? Is China Exceptional? A Triangular Trade Approach
Asia Pacific Business Review, Vol. 12, No. 3, pp. 285-307, 2006
Posted: 18 Apr 2011
Date Written: June 14, 2006
We apply a trilateral trade approach to examine how Japanese exports and investment to China, or seven other Asian economies, affect Chinese, or the seven Asian economies’, exports to the US market. The results suggest that while Chinese and Japanese exports are directly competitive in US markets, Chinese exports to the US are supported partly by Japanese exports to China. The positive correlation between Japanese exports to China and Chinese exports to the US is explained by vertical trade between Japanese multinationals and their affiliates in China. Indonesian and Philippine exports are also competing with Japanese exports in US markets, though the extent of the competition is much higher for China than for these countries.
Keywords: China, Japanese FDI, Export-Platform FDI, Triangular Trade Approach
JEL Classification: F14, F23
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