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FSI CC 2017-2: RCEP and the Future of Asian Free Trade Agreements: A Philippine Perspective 

The Philippine government’s willingness to enter into large trade deals like the RCEP with advanced Asian economies outlines two key insights on how it perceives the trajectory of free trade agreements (FTAs) in the region. Firstly, FTAs will expand to cover non-trade aspects of economic cooperation. Secondly, China will play a very critical role in determining the direction of Asian FTAs but fair treatment must be afforded to all member economies.

Foreign Service Institute
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Katigbak, Jovito Jose, P.; RCEP; North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA); Philippine foreign policy; economic policy;
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