Towards a Single Market: A 21st Century Vision for Asia Pacific Economic Integration

  title={Towards a Single Market: A 21st Century Vision for Asia Pacific Economic Integration},
  author={Andrew Leslie Elek},
  journal={East Asian Economic Review},
  • A. Elek
  • Published 30 June 2010
  • Economics
  • East Asian Economic Review
APEC leaders can take pride in progress towards free and open trade. There will always be more to do to integrate Asia Pacific economies. 2010 is the time to look beyond border barriers to trade and adopt a new post-Bogor vision of a single market. Traditional border barriers to trade in some sensitive products remain costly, but affect only a rapidly shrinking part of international commerce. Today, it is more efficient to concentrate on problems of communications and logistics, combined with… 
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