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PacNet #40 – Explaining “Competing” Visions: ASEAN-RCEP, TPP, FTAAP

The evolution of Asia’s trade architecture is one of the most important developments in the global economy. The continued emergence of China and India; free trade and investment initiatives such as the Australia-Malaysia FTA and the Japan, China, and Korea Trilateral Investment agreements; and a wide range of regional economic cooperation and integration efforts are catalyzing new patterns in production supply chain networks and investment trends throughout East Asia.