New Frontiers in Asia-Latin America Integration: Trade Facilitation, Production Networks, and FTAs

Publication | January 2015

This book presents comparative studies investigating the potential for further integration between Asia and Latin America, particularly in the areas of trade facilitation, production networks, and free trade agreements.

Economic ties between Asia and Latin America are growing as a part of a global shift toward more South-South cooperation. Yet trade costs remain high, which may impede future interregional trade and integration. Furthermore, an emerging trans-Pacific trade architecture based on free trade agreements (FTAs) carries risks of a noodle bowl effect.

This book examines new frontiers in Asia-Latin America integration through interregional comparative studies in three key areas: trade facilitation, logistics, and infrastructure; production networks, supply chains, and small and medium-sized enterprises; and FTAs. The chapters written by Asian, Latin American, and international experts provide new insights on regional integration, impediments, and policy issues.

Co-published with IDB and Sage. For orders, please contact Sage Publishing.

Edited by: Antoni Estevadeordal, Masahiro Kawai, and Ganeshan Wignaraja


  • I: Trade Facilitation
    • Origin and Beyond: Trade Facilitation Disaster or Trade Facilitation Opportunity?
    • Accelerating Regional Integration: Issues at the Border
    • Trade Logistics and Regional Integration in Latin America and the Caribbean
  • II: Supply Chains
    • Supply Chain Dynamics in Asia
    • The Internationalization of SMEs in Regional and Global Value Chains
    • Regional Integration Behind the Border: Applying a Value Chain Approach
  • III: Asia—LAC Relations
    • PRC’s Outward FDI to Latin America: Trends and Motivations
    • Asia–Latin America FTAs: An Instrument for Inter-Regional Liberalization and Integration?
    • Prospects for Regional Cooperation Between Latin America and Caribbean and Asia Pacific: Perspectives from East Asia

Additional Details

  • Industry and trade
  • 978-8-132-10976-1 (print)

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