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Free Trade Live: Insights from the Switzerland-Japan Free Trade and Economic Partnership Agreement


Blind, Georg D; Ziltener, Patrick (2014). Free Trade Live: Insights from the Switzerland-Japan Free Trade and Economic Partnership Agreement. In: Mottini, Roger. Yearbook 2014. Zurich: Swiss Japanese Chamber of Commerce, 53-63.

Abstract

Five years upon entry into force, this research conducts a three level analysis of the effects of the Switzerland-Japan Free Trade and Economic Partnership Agreement. A macro analysis comparing the development of relative volumes of trade, i.e., the flow of goods whose trade has been effectively liberalized by FTEPA and the flow of goods not affected by the FTEPA documents a significant increase growth differential for Swiss exports into Japan, but not vice versa. A subsequent meso analysis of customs data at the level of industrial sectors computes the share of Japanese goods exported under the FTEPA and tracks its development over time. This analysis reveals a significant increase in utilization rate both by Swiss and by Japanese exporters. Finally, a meta analysis of the utilization rates comparing utilization by Japanese exporters with the utilization of other FTAs by the exporters from other FTA partner countries of Switzerland, we find that utilization by Japanese exporters was swift and sustained. Direct comparison, however, would require more detailed analysis.

Abstract

Five years upon entry into force, this research conducts a three level analysis of the effects of the Switzerland-Japan Free Trade and Economic Partnership Agreement. A macro analysis comparing the development of relative volumes of trade, i.e., the flow of goods whose trade has been effectively liberalized by FTEPA and the flow of goods not affected by the FTEPA documents a significant increase growth differential for Swiss exports into Japan, but not vice versa. A subsequent meso analysis of customs data at the level of industrial sectors computes the share of Japanese goods exported under the FTEPA and tracks its development over time. This analysis reveals a significant increase in utilization rate both by Swiss and by Japanese exporters. Finally, a meta analysis of the utilization rates comparing utilization by Japanese exporters with the utilization of other FTAs by the exporters from other FTA partner countries of Switzerland, we find that utilization by Japanese exporters was swift and sustained. Direct comparison, however, would require more detailed analysis.

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Item Type:Book Section, not refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies
Dewey Decimal Classification:180 Ancient, medieval & eastern philosophy
290 Other religions
Language:English
Date:2014
Deposited On:30 Sep 2014 12:08
Last Modified:08 Dec 2017 07:19
Publisher:Swiss Japanese Chamber of Commerce

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