Building Towards the RCEP? Reflections on the ASEAN-China FTA

ASEAN Law in the New Regional Economic Order: Global Trends and Shifting Paradigms (Pasha L. Hsieh & Bryan Mercurio eds.), Cambridge University Press, (2019, Forthcoming).

UNSW Law Research Paper No. 18-74

15 Pages Posted: 25 Oct 2018 Last revised: 5 Nov 2018

See all articles by Heng Wang

Heng Wang

University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law

Date Written: October 3, 2018

Abstract

Among the ASEAN’s external FTAs, the ASEAN-China Free Trade Agreement (ACFTA) is of great significance to both the ASEAN and China. The ACFTA was one of the earliest trade pacts concluded by China. It is also part of the ASEAN’s broader push toward concluding FTAs outside the multilateral trading system, in line with the proliferation of regional trade pacts. This chapter will analyze the following questions: what is the approach of the ACFTA? What are the implications of the ACFTA for the the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP)? What national implementation issues are involved with the ASEAN? The potential implications of the AHKFTA will be explored. The ACFTA does reflect a more flexible approach than other Chinese FTAs, and its implementation faces a number of challenges. It may contribute to the shaping of the RCEP.

Suggested Citation

Wang, Heng, Building Towards the RCEP? Reflections on the ASEAN-China FTA (October 3, 2018). ASEAN Law in the New Regional Economic Order: Global Trends and Shifting Paradigms (Pasha L. Hsieh & Bryan Mercurio eds.), Cambridge University Press, (2019, Forthcoming).; UNSW Law Research Paper No. 18-74. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3259690

Heng Wang (Contact Author)

University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law ( email )

Kensington, New South Wales 2052
Australia
+61 2 9385 9472 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://www.law.unsw.edu.au/profile/heng-wang

Register to save articles to
your library

Register

Paper statistics

Downloads
48
Abstract Views
264
PlumX Metrics