China-ASEAN FTA: Winners And Losers

February 2010
Asia Monitor: South East Asia Monitor Volume 1;Feb2010, Vol. 21 Issue 2, p8
Country Report
The article focuses on the free trade agreement (FTA) implemented by China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) on January 1, 2010. It mentions that the two parties have signed an initial agreement to lower tariffs back in November 2002. It predicts that the deal will boost Chinese demand for South East Asian exports and will help China fulfil its appetite for natural resources. Further, it expects a greater penetration of Chinese exports to ASEAN economies in the longer term.


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