From Spaghetti Bowl to Jigsaw Puzzle? Addressing the Disarray in the World Trade System

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From Spaghetti Bowl to Jigsaw Puzzle? Addressing the Disarray in the World Trade System

15 May 2014
Manila
Philippines

This learning event highlighted the proliferation of free trade agreements as the state of play in the Asia and Pacific region. It discussed how Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership and Trans-Pacific Partnership appear as both regional and global jigsaw puzzles. Given the difficulties associated with solving these puzzles, the use of tariff and non-tariff barriers as possible options to consider in moving forward is examined.

Program and Learning Materials: 
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
15 May 2014 Presentation From Spaghetti Bowl to Jigsaw Puzzle? Addressing the Disarray in the World Trade System
The Asia and Pacific region is party to 109 ratified free trade agreements, and with more being negotiated. The rise of mega-regionals suggests...
Jayant Menon

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