Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/109609
Authors: 
Hamanaka, Shintaro
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
ADB Working Paper Series on Regional Economic Integration 113
Abstract: 
There has been much confusion, rather than debate, on the use of free trade agreements (FTAs). Unfortunately, a large part of the confusion is caused by the absence of consensus on the meaning of key terms such as the "utilization rate" and "usage rate" of FTAs, and the lack of knowledge on upward or downward biases from various information sources regarding the use of FTAs. Rather than making an original empirical contribution, this article reviews existing studies on the issue and attempts to identify the relevant methodologies for assessing the use of FTAs.
Subjects: 
Free trade agreements (FTAs)
utilization of FTAs
impacts of FTAs
margin of preference (MoP)
JEL: 
F13
F15
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Creative Commons License: 
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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