PN 2022-02
How Can DSWD's Social Pension Program for Indigent Senior Citizens be Improved?
RPS 2022-01
How Does the Philippines Fare in Meeting the ASEAN Economic Community Vision 2025?
PJD 2022 Vol. 46 No. 1d
Surveying the Extent and Wage Consequences of Education-Job Mismatches in the Philippine Labor Market
PJD 2022 Vol. 46 No. 1c
Disentangling the Effects of Maternal Employment on Child Stunting in the Philippines

PIDS WB 2021-1201
Analyzing the President's Budget for 2022
WASHaLOT 3.0: Production Process
WASHaLOT 3.0 Mass Production
Minimum Requirement Guidelines on WASH in Schools
Publication Detail
DP 2010-19: Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement (JPEPA): Toward a Framework for Regional Economic Integration

With less than two years after its ratification, many of the economic gains expected under JPEPA have yet to be realized. But while critics may be quick to judge its failure due to this seeming lack of progress, neither have there been costs and dislocations that should have been more immediately evident. Moreover, the recent trends in trade and investments appear encouraging. Nonetheless, the implementation of JPEPA is wrought with challenges particularly those that involve undertaking internal reforms needed to realize its rich potential and achieve the vision upon which it was established. Being the first bilateral free trade agreement entered into by the Philippines, the performance of and experience with JPEPA are crucial in determining the prospects for negotiated trade agreements with the country. The Philippines cannot afford to slow down with the pace of reform and needs to march aggressively alongside its neighbors in East Asia, which is leading the move toward regional integration. This paper will revisit the seminal studies that examined the desirability of JPEPA with the aim of bringing to the fore the pending actions to generate the expected benefits from JPEPA.

Philippine Institute for Development Studies
Authors Keywords
Medalla, Erlinda M.; Balboa, Jenny D.; Vidar-Vale, Catherine; Philippines; regionalism and bilateralism; economic partnership agreement; free trade agreements (FTAs);
Download PDF Number of Downloads
Published in 2010 and available in the PIDS Library or Downloaded 1,687 times since November 25, 2011
Please let us know your reason for downloading this publication. May we also ask you to provide additional information that will help us serve you better? Rest assured that your answers will not be shared with any outside parties. It will take you only two minutes to complete the survey. You will answer the profile questions only once as long as you enter the same email address. Thank you.

To use as reference:
If others, (Please specify):
Name: (optional)
Email: (required, but will not display; please use the same email address when downloading another publication so that the profile questions will not appear)
If Prefer to self-describe, please specify:
Level of Education:
If employed either part-time or full-time, name of office:
If others, (Please specify):
Would you like to receive the SERP-P UPDATES e-newsletter? Yes No
Use the space below if you have any comment about this publication or SERP-P knowledge resources in general.