WTO AND EAST ASIA: New Perspectives

Edited by Mitsuo Matsushita & Dukgeun Ahn

East Asia has huge potential for economic development in the 21st century. This has already lead to a more active and substantial role for the region in the world trading system.

China has recently shown a remarkably high growth of its economy. Korea and Japan are currently negotiating a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) that would embrace comprehensive economic cooperation.  There may be even a larger free trade area in East Asia including not only China, Korea, Japan, Taiwan and Hong Kong but also ASEAN countries.

In this volume, experts on WTO and international trade – John Jackson, Thomas Cottier, William Davey and Mitsuo Matsushita amongst others - from Asia, Europe and the United States examine various legal, economic and policy aspects of the multi-lateral as well as the regional trading system. A wide range of WTO and FTA issues have also been addressed with new pers-pectives on the basis of the East Asian experience.

ISBN 10: 1 874698 64 3

ISBN 13: 978 1 874698 64 7

• Hardback  • 523pp • 2004 • £125.00