International Trade And Agreements Syllabus Philippines

Philippines – Japan Economic Partnership Agreement The Philippines and Japan concluded a free trade agreement in 2008. Abs is the only bilateral free trade agreement between the Philippines, which includes, among others, trade in goods, trade in services, investment, transport of natural persons, intellectual property, customs procedures, improvement of the business environment and government procurement. Describes the bilateral and multilateral trade agreements in which this country participates, including with the United States. Contains websites and other resources for U.S. companies to get more information on how to use these agreements. Other free trade agreements Under ASEAN, the Philippines has preferential trade agreements with China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand. Visit www.dti.gov.ph/15-main-content/dummy-article/682-free-trade-agreements and tariffcommission.gov.ph/finder/ to find a list of Philippine trade agreements and the corresponding customs plans and commitments. For more information on trade, please visit the website of the Http://pntr.gov.ph/ National Trade Repository of Philippines. Agreement on ASEAN Products The 2010 Agreement on ASEAN Products (ATIGA) bound all commitments under the Common Preferential Duty/ASEAN Free Trade Area (CEPT/AFTA) concerning trade in goods. The aim is to create an internal market and a free-flow production base in the ASEAN region, an important component of the ASEAN Economic Community (ACS).

ATIGA includes customs liberalization, initiatives to facilitate trade, simplification of rules of origin and the creation of an ASEAN trade repository. Visit investasean.asean.org/ for updates on ASEAN trade. Philippines – European Free Trade Association Free Trade Agreement The Philippines and EFTA members Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland signed a free trade agreement in 2016 that is expected to enter into force in 2018. The Philippines` EFTA includes trade in goods, trade in services, investment, competition, intellectual property, government procurement, trade and sustainable development. There will be an intermediate exam in class (35% of the course grade) and a final exam (50% of the grade). The exams cover all the teaching materials, the whole reading of textbooks and some of the additional readings. The specific readings required for each examination shall be communicated in good time before each examination date. There will be no make-up tests. All tests are closed: you cannot use notes, electronic devices, books or communicate with other classmates. Six problematic sentences will be distributed during the semester. Problematic sentences are collected and evaluated, and the answers are then published on the class`s website.

You are encouraged to discuss these issues with your classmates. However, you need to write your own answers. The assessment of the set of problems represents the remaining 15% of your course grade. Contact: Atty. Allan B. Gepty Assistant Secretary and Officer-Charge Bureau of International Trade Relations Department of Trade And Industry 4F DTI International Building, 375 Senator Gil Puyat Avenue, Makati City Tel: (632) 8465-3355; 8465-3300 E-mail: AllanGepty@dti.gov.ph Krugman, Paul, Maurice Obstfeld et Marc Melitz. . . .

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