Tag Archives: FTA

Australia, Japan’s ‘Domino Approach’ to Regional Integration

Australia’s regional integration strategy has adjusted itself well to trade environment — in which big economies, each with different rules and ambitions, struggle with each other for trade advantages. In the negotiation game, the United States has, in effect, become Australia’s proxy negotiator, as US–Japan negotiations will always benefit Australian beef and dairy products.

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Russia’s Pivot to Eurasia And The Battle For Ukraine

Nearly one year after the APEC Summit in Vladivostok, Russia’s trade policy focus seems to have drifted away from the Asia Pacific. Russia has reverted to a relatively silent profile in APEC, showed ambivalence towards the economic dialogue with ASEAN, and suspended negotiations for an FTA with New Zealand after the last negotiating round was held in July 2012. There …

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