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An Overview of Free Trade Agreements in the Asia-Pacific Region with a Particular Focus on Intellectual Property

Antons, Christoph; Thampapillai, Dilan


This chapter provides an overview of Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) in the Asia-Pacific region. It examines the multiple interpretations of the ‘Asia-Pacific’ and asks about the usefulness of this concept as a focus of comparison. It explains the political and economic background of concluded agreements, the negotiations in progress and the formation of regional clusters of FTAs, and also shows the enormous differences in IP content in the various agreements. With the exception of Japan,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: Intellectual Property and Free Trade Agreements in the Asia-Pacific Region
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-30888-8_2


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