ASEAN-China Free Trade Area: Advantages, Challenges, and Implications for the Newer ASEAN Member Countries

@article{Wattanapruttipaisan2003ASEANChinaFT,
  title={ASEAN-China Free Trade Area: Advantages, Challenges, and Implications for the Newer ASEAN Member Countries},
  author={Thitapha Wattanapruttipaisan},
  journal={ASEAN Economic Bulletin},
  year={2003},
  volume={20},
  pages={31 - 48}
}
Chinas accession to the World Trade Organization and the proposed ASEAN-China Free Trade Agreement will provide greater market access in resource- and agro-based products and some manufactured goods for the ASEAN-4 countries (Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Vietnam). At the same time, there will be much greater competition from China in both ASEAN-4's home and third-country markets, especially in a wide range of labour- and technology-intensive manufactures. Special and differential (S&D… 

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