PN 2021-09
Gender Perspectives in E-livelihood and E-entrepreneurship
PN 2021-08
Promoting a More Innovative and Inclusive Society through ICT Development
Seed Guidebook: Scaling and Expanding for Effective Development the Experiences and Learning from the SEARCA Project ISARD
Microbes for Sustainable Agriculture: Isolation and Identification of Beneficial Soil- and Plant-Associated Microorganisms

PIDS WB 2021-0903
Annual Public Policy Conference Webinar 2: Ethical Business
PIDS WB 2021-0902
Opening Program and Annual Public Policy Conference Webinar 1: Resetting Capitalism
PIDS WB 2021-0901
19th Development Policy Research Month Kick-Off Forum
PIDS WB 2021-0702
Local Governments' PDP and SDG Localization Efforts as Contribution to National Development
Publication Detail
PASCN DP 1998-08: APEC, Philippines and Telecommunications MRA

In the quest for global integration, efforts to open markets are interestingly shifting from tariff to non-tariff measures. Given the successful efforts of the WTO to lower tariff barriers and the commitments of many countries to accelerate tariff reductions in an attempt to foster regional integration, the battlefield of free trade advocates has shifted from tariff to non-tariff measures. One aspect of this battle involves the often arbitrary and anti-trade use of standards and compliance requirements. In telecommunications, this involves the use of regulatory requirements related to testing and certification on telecommunications equipment. Considering this reality, the APEC Telecommunications Working Group has reached an agreement to draft the framework for voluntary implementation of mutual recognition agreements (MRA) among economies. The focus is the development of MRAs on the framework and mechanism for testing and certification of telecommunications equipment. For the Philippines, the MRA framework can only have positive implications. However, several issues exist. Among them involve the option of implementing agency, updating local testing capabilities, level of commitment and resource constraints.

Philippine APEC Study Center Network
Authors Keywords
Chua, Johnson; National Health Insurance Program;
Download PDF Number of Downloads
Published in 1998 and available in the PIDS Library or Downloaded 278 times since December 08, 2016
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. Thank you.

To use as reference:
If others, (Please specify):
Name: (optional)
Email: (required, but will not display)
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.