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  • Facilitating ASEAN Trade in Goods 

    Ing, Lili Yan; Cadot, Olivier (Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia, 2017-12-30)
    To move forward trade facilitation agenda in ASEAN, this brief presents three recommendations that focus on rules of origin, transparency of non-tariff measures (NTM), and NTM streamlining. Although the ASEAN Trade in Goods Agreement rules of origin ...
  • Transparency in Non-tariff Measures: An International Comparison 

    Ing, Lili Yan; Cadot, Olivier; Walz, Janine (Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia, 2017-11-15)
    The growing literature on trade has proven that transparency has positive effects on trade and investment. This is particularly important in non-tariff measures, which are often criticized for their lack of transparency and their hidden protectionism. ...
  • How Restrictive Are ASEAN’s Rules of Origins? 

    Cadot, Olivier; Ing, Lili Yan (Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia, 2017-11-15)
    ASEAN’s rules of origin (ROO) have a simple and transparent structure, with a large chunk of trade flows subject to a 40% regional value content or a change of tariff classification. The econometric analysis of trade flows discovers that the average ...
  • Streamlining NTMs in ASEAN: The Way Forward 

    Cadot, Olivier; Munadi, Ernawati; Ing, Lili Yan (Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia, 2017-11-15)
    Dealing with NTMs as if dealing with a trade tool like tariffs is an unproper approach, as NTMs could play a role of check and balance for quality of goods. To improve NTMs, efforts should be packaged as part of government regulation reform. Two main ...

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