The fast-growing last decade of strong economic growth of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries has played a critical role in Asia-Pacific regionalism and global trade. This book explores the concept of ASEAN law under the normative framework of the new regional economic order. It examines the roadmap of the new ASEAN Economic Community Blueprint 2025 by evaluating the impact of ASEAN trade agreements on domestic legislation on professional services, financial integration, investment disputes and digital trade. More importantly, it sheds light on the legal implications of ASEAN's agreements with China and India and the potential developments of mega-regional trade agreements such as the CPTPP and the RCEP. Hence, the legal analysis and case studies in the book offer a fresh view of Asia-Pacific integration and bridge the gap between academia and practice.
This volume makes a valuable contribution to debates on regional and international economic integration at a time when both are under threat. The editors have assembled an outstanding list of legal experts from across Asia and beyond to reflect on ASEAN, exploring questions of global relevance in areas including digital trade, investment liberalization, and financial integration Tania Voon, Professor, Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne
Edited by two leading experts in international economic law and regional integration, this volume is an indispensable resource for anyone interested in understanding ASEAN's implications for regional governance, as well as its impact on the future of goods, services and investment regulations in the Asia-Pacific and beyond. Markus Wagner, Associate Professor, University of Wollongong; Executive Vice President, Society of International Economic Law