Who Uses Free Trade Agreements?
Kazunobu Hayakawa (),
Daisuke Hiratsuka (),
Kohei Shiino () and
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Seiya Sukegawa: Overseas Research Department, Japan External Trade Organization, Japan
No DP-2009-22, Working Papers from Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA)
It is noted that utilization of ASEAN Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) is low by international standards. In order to clarify the reasons for such low utilization, this paper investigates what kinds of Japanese affiliates in ASEAN are more likely to use FTAs in their exporting, by employing unique affiliate-level data. Our findings are as follows. First, the larger the affiliate is, or the more diversified the origins of its procurements, the more likely it is to utilize an FTA scheme in its exporting. Second, affiliates that export actively to countries with higher general tariffs are more likely to use FTAs. Third, there are clear differences in FTA utilization depending affiliates, locations and sectors.
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