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Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreements

Author(s): John R. Patton

Citation: John R. Patton, (2010) "Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreements," Journal of Management Policy and Practice, Vol. 12, Iss. 1, pp. 36 - 48

Article Type: Research paper

Publisher: North American Business Press


This paper examines the extent to which Japan has entered into comprehensive economic partnership
agreements (CEPAs) to enhance its international trade position. Facing challenges from the creation of
other major trading blocs such as the European Union (EU) and the North American Free Trade
Agreement (NAFTA) and the ubiquitous presence of protectionist provisions in the World Trade
Organization system, Japan and other countries have tilted toward pursuing their own regional
integration. This study confirms an increasing degree of regional trade agreements (RTAs) being made
globally. Despite Japan’s late start in this policy, its ongoing successes and challenges are highlighted