Title
An ASEAN-EU FTA regional production sharing, and regional cohesion : focus on Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar An ASEAN-EU FTA regional production sharing, and regional cohesion : focus on Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Applied Economics
Publication type
article
Publication
Braamfontein ,
Subject
Economics
Source (journal)
The South African journal of economics. - Braamfontein
Volume/pages
79(2011) :4 , p. 411-427
ISSN
0038-2280
1813-6982
ISI
000298353100005
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
This article focuses on the potential effects of an Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN)European Union (EU) Free Trade Agreement (FTA) for Cambodia, Laos andMyanmar (C-L-M), the least developed economies of ASEAN. The authors explore how the particular structure of the ASEAN production sharing network might shed light on the transmission of effects. Gravity models for intra-regional trade are estimated for that purpose. Whereas the existing computable general equilibrium (CGE) analyses consider C-L-M as one rest category, a countrylevel analysis for the C-L-M countries is presented. It is shown that it is not straightforward that C-L-M would win from an ASEANEU FTA. At best, marginal absolute positive effects might be expected for the C-L-M economies. In relative terms, an FTA is not likely to contribute to more economic (and political?) cohesion in the region. It is therefore argued that it makes sense to (re-) connect C-L-M to the negotiation process.
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