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FY 2014/2015 Research Topic: A-4-1
Study of the Possible Pathways to the Free Trade Area of Asia-Pacific (FTAAP)


The expansions to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) have been identified as possible pathways to the realization of a Free Trade Area of Asia Pacific (FTAAP). Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) is serving as an incubator for various regional initiatives. In this research project, we explore various new initiatives directed at liberalizing trade and investment, as well as the general regional integration issues facing East Asian countries.


April 2014 - March 2015

Members of the Research Project
[ Organizer ] NABESHIMA Kaoru
[ Co-researchers ] HIRATSUKA Daisuke
ISHIDO Hikari (Professor, Chiba University)