The Future of Asian Trade Relations

The Future of Asian Trade Relations


Complex, overlapping trade rules in Asia increase firms’ costs and prevent them from using the region’s web of bilateral trade agreements.

Mega-regional deals under discussion—the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) and the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP)—would remove many such cross-border impediments, enabling multinational companies to build supply chains and production networks based on efficiencies rather than arbitrary rules.

In this report we look at a number of possible scenarios between now and 2020 depending on which deal is implemented. Taking the three most likely scenarios, we provide companies with a list of impacts on market potential and business operations, along with suggested actions to take.

What you will learn

  • What do multinational companies need to know about CPTPP and RCEP
  • Which scenarios are most likely to occur that executives should plan for
  • How can businesses capitalize on emerging opportunities resulting from these agreements
What you will receive
  • Immediate access to the 30-page PDF report
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Executive Summary
Why Asia is Pursuing Mega-Regional Deals
APAC Remains Wedded to Trade
Regional Trade is Essential to Factory Asia
Trade Has Liberalized, but Obstacles Remain
Profusion of Bilateral Deals Bedevils Trade
Mega-Regional Deals Remove Impediments
What You Need to Know About CPTPP and RCEP
CPTPP: Overview
CPTPP: Process, Hurdles and Timeline
Scenarios Overview: CPTPP Through to 2020
RCEP: Overview
RCEP: Process, Hurdles, and Timeline
Scenarios Overview: RCEP Through to 2020
Three Scenarios You Need to Prepare For
CPTPP and RCEP 2018-2020 Scenarios
Scenario 1: CPTPP Passes, RCEP Drags On
Scenario 2: CPTPP Passes, RCEP Passes
Scenario 3: US Rejoins TPP, RCEP Drags On
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