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New Frontiers in Asia–Latin America Integration

New Frontiers in Asia–Latin America Integration
Trade Facilitation, Production Networks, and FTAs

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September 2015 | 328 pages | SAGE India

Economic ties between Asia and Latin America are growing as a part of a global shift toward more South–South cooperation. Yet trade costs remain high, which may impede future interregional trade and integration. Furthermore, an emerging trans-Pacific trade architecture based on free trade agreements (FTAs) carries risks of a noodle bowl effect. 

This book examines new frontiers in Asia–Latin America integration through interregional comparative studies in three key areas: trade facilitation, logistics, and infrastructure; production networks, supply chains, and small and medium-sized enterprises; and FTAs. The chapters contributed by Asian, Latin American, and international experts provide new insights on regional integration, impediments, and policy issues.




Antoni Estevadeordal, Masahiro Kawai and Ganeshan Wignaraja
Origin and Beyond: Trade Facilitation Disaster or Trade Facilitation Opportunity?

Brian Rankin Staples and Jeremy Harris
Accelerating Regional Integration: Issues at the Border

Douglas H Brooks and Susan F Stone
Trade Logistics and Regional Integration in Latin America and the Caribbean

Pablo Guerrero, Krista Lucenti, and Sebastián Galarza
Supply Chain Dynamics in Asia

Ruth Banomyong
The Internationalization of SMEs in Regional and Global Value Chains

Hank Lim and Fukunari
Regional Integration Behind the Border: Applying a Value Chain Approach

Grant Aldonas
PRC’s Outward FDI to Latin America: Trends and Motivations

Gloria O Pasadilla
Asia–Latin America FTAs: An Instrument for Inter-Regional Liberalization and Integration?

Ganeshan Wignaraja, Dorothea Ramizo, and Luca Burmeister
Prospects for Regional Cooperation Between Latin America and Caribbean and Asia Pacific: Perspectives from East Asia

Erlinda M Medalla and Jenny D Balboa


Well-structured and timely contribution to the literature, which analyzes the issues pertaining to integration on Asia and Latin America…. A must-read reference to the academicians, policymakers and researchers who have keen interest in this area.

Foreign Trade Review,
Volume 52 (Issue 1), February 2017