Llanto, Gilberto M. Serafica, Ramonette B. Medalla, Erlinda M. Ortiz, Ma. Kristina P. Detros, Keith C. Del Prado, Fatima Mantaring, Melalyn C. Ortiz, Danica Aisa P. Padronia, Pinky S. Maddawin, Angelica B. Ulep, Valerie Gilbert T.
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PIDS Discussion Paper Series 2015-35
The study identifies outstanding issues and bottlenecks and provides recommendations to facilitate the Philippines' full compliance to its commitments to the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC). Various in-depth interviews and surveys were conducted with concerned stakeholders from government agencies and the private sector to bring to fore the issues and bottlenecks for policymakers' action. Although its focus is mainly on services and investment liberalization, this study also tracks policy changes in trade facilitation, nontariff measures, standards and conformance, and mutual recognition arrangements after the release of the 2010/2011 AEC Scorecard Reports.
Philippines ASEAN economic integration AEC scorecard services liberalization investment liberalization trade facilitation non-tariff measures standards and conformance mutual recognition arrangements ASEAN comprehensive investment agreement medical professionals maritime transport telecommunications tourism banking insurance health services