Singapore and Free Trade Agreements: Economic Relations with Japan and the United States

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"The book recognises that the term Free Trade Agreement (FTA) is a misnomer, as what is being negotiated is essentially a Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA) ... in a short book the authors have done a remarkable and very competent job of bringing many issues relating to PTAs into focus. This book will be essential reading not only for academics and researchers but also for Asian policy makers contemplating PTAs" (Australian Journal of Political Science).

About the Publication

As part of its trade policy, Singapore has recently embarked on what can broadly be termed "new regionalism". This is characterized by its new-found desire to enter into Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) with the economic powerhouses (Japan and the United States in particular) as well as with a number of other countries beyond the Southeast Asian region. What is behind this new trade policy and the seemingly sudden enthusiasm for such preferential trading arrangements? What, specifically, could Singapore be hoping to gain? Equally important, what are the potential risks and costs that the city-states policy-makers ought to consider in embarking on these Agreements? Beyond examining the motivation behind these trade moves, the authors also analyse the trade and investment linkages between Singapore and Japan and the United States in some detail.


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Singapore and Free Trade Agreements: Economic Relations with Japan and the United States [Whole Publication, ISBN: 978-981-230-583-1], by Ramkishen S Rajan, Rahul Sen, Reza Yamora Siregar, authors 24.00 USD
Preliminary Pages
1. Introduction 5.00 USD
2. Reasons behind Singapore's Attraction to FTAs 5.00 USD
3. Merchandise Trade Linkages 5.00 USD
4. Impact of Changes in Foreign Demand on the Singapore Economy 5.00 USD
5. Trade in Services and Direct Investment 5.00 USD
6. Singapore and the New Regionalism: Cautionary Notes 5.00 USD
7. Conclusion 5.00 USD
Appendix 1: Trade Intensity Indices
Appendix 2: Measures of Intra-Industry Trade (IIT)

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