Myanmar’s Experience in Regional Integration: Implications for Trade, FDI, and Sustainable Development

Part of the Springer Proceedings in Business and Economics book series (SPBE)

Abstract

Through Myanmar’s transition into the ASEAN Economic Community and becoming a democratic system, the country is embarking to upgrade its status to a developing country with equitable and harmonized development. Undoubtedly, economic openness and regional integration speed up Myanmar’s developmental progresses; however, disparity among the states and regions is occurring at the same time. This paper attempts to review whether Myanmar’s states and regions have equality of opportunity from economic development, specifically from the improvement in international trade and foreign direct investment (FDI) liberalization measures, during its regional integration period because the high disparity in the country can lead to disruption in the long-term sustainable development.

Keywords

Regional integration Trade Foreign direct investment (FDI) Sustainable development Myanmar 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Edith Cowan UniversityPerthAustralia

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