Beyond Goods and Services: Competition Policy, Investment, Mutual Recognition, Movement of Persons, and Broader Cooperation Provisions of Recent Ftas Involving ASEAN Countries

33 Pages Posted: 10 May 2005 Last revised: 11 Sep 2010

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O. G. Dayaratna-Banda

University of Peradeniya

John Whalley

University of Western Ontario - Department of Economics; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER); CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute); Centre for International Governance and Innovation (CIGI)

Date Written: March 2005

Abstract

We discuss recent bilateral, regional, and country trade, partnership, and economic agreements involving both ASEAN as a single entity and individual ASEAN countries (Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia) focusing on their reach beyond conventional trade in goods and services issues. What emerges is of a picture of ill-defined general commitments and precise undertaking, which vary from element to element and country pair to country pair. These agreements are recent, but they are numerous and more are under negotiation. We separately synthesize and evaluate provisions in five areas: competition policy, investment, mutual recognition, movement of persons, and broader cooperation.

Suggested Citation

Dayaratna-Banda, O. G. and Whalley, John, Beyond Goods and Services: Competition Policy, Investment, Mutual Recognition, Movement of Persons, and Broader Cooperation Provisions of Recent Ftas Involving ASEAN Countries (March 2005). NBER Working Paper No. w11232. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=693093

O. G. Dayaratna-Banda

University of Peradeniya ( email )

Peradeniya, 20400
Sri Lanka

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