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Agricultural Trade in the Asean Region: Challenges for Enhancing Cooperation and Integration

  • Minda C. MangabatEmail author
  • Antonette P. Natividad
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Abstract

This paper examines the progress of agricultural trade liberalization in light of the ASEAN AFTA. The discussion focuses on the following aspects: the transition of ASEAN from a preferential trading agreement to economic integration through AFTA, its impact on agricultural trade flows and terms of trade, challenges for fostering regional agricultural economic cooperation and integration given economic disparities to be more competitive with other regional trading blocks.

Key words

Regional trade agreement agricultural terms of trade advantage resources cooperation integration 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Agriculture Ben-lor Bldg.Crops Statistics Division Bureau of Agricultural StatisticsQuezon CityPhilippines
  2. 2.Department of Agriculture Ben-lor Bldg.Statistician 1, Crops Statistics Division Bureau of Agricultural StatisticsQuezon CityPhilippines

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