Trade Liberalization and APEC  

Co-publication with Other Foreign Publishers


Trade liberalization has swept over developing countries over the past few decades and its results have been argued about for the last few years. This important new book presents useful insights into the experience of APEC countries that have gone through numerous liberalizing reforms in recent times. Students, researchers and readers generally interested in APEC economies will find this book a good addition to their bookshelves.

■ Trade Liberalization and APEC
■ Edited by Jiro Okamoto
■ £90.00
■ 271pp
■ Published in February 2004
■ ISBN978-0-415-31806-8


PART I: Setting the research agenda

1. Characteristics of APEC trade liberalization: a comparative analysis with the WTO
Akiko Yanai

2. The development of EVSL consultations and setting the research questions
Jiro Okamoto

3. Analytical framework
Jiro Okamoto and Michael Wesley

PART II: The case studies

4. Japan: the structure of complete objection
Tatsushi Ogata

5. The United States: linkage between domestic agreement and foreign disagreement
Satoshi Oyane

6. Australia: the loss of regional vision
Michael Wesley

7. Korea: trade policy to draw political support
Yutaka Onishi

8. Thailand: cautious involvement as an ASEAN state
Fumio Nagai

9. Indonesia: a small fish in a big pond
Hanafi Sofyan

PART III: Conclusion

10. Conclusion
Jiro Okamoto

Appendix 1: APEC EVSL process - a consolidated chronology
Appendix 2: APEC Early Voluntary Sectoral Liberalization SOM Chair Indicative Worksheet
( as of 21 November 1997 )
Appendix 3: Sectors for Early Voluntary Sectoral Liberalization - summary of scope of coverage
( as of December 1998 )
Appendix 4: Summary of reservations to the Kuching product coverage, target end rates and target end dates
( as of 23 December 1998 )