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.
|Introduction||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|