Analysis on the Development and Influence of Overlapping Free Trade Agreement

Xin-xuan CHENG, Ying WANG, Yong-liang LIU


Since the 1990s, FTAs(FTA)have developed rapidly, and overlapping free trade agreement comes into being naturally. The overlapping free trade agreement causes multiple duplicate of rules of origin as well as reduces the economic efficiency of the operation of FTAs; industries in the area bring about cohesive effect in hub country, and specialization effect of decentralization in spoke countries; the phenomenon of overlapping free trade agreement complicates the relationship between FTA and multilateral trade system (MTS), making the occurrence of transitional institutional arrangement possible in the process of upgrading from FTA to Customs Union.
Key words: Overlapping; Free Trade Agreement; Rules of Origin; Customs Union FTA
Résumé: Depuis 1990, FTAs( FTA) s’est développée rapidement et le chevauchement des accords de libre-échange apparaissent. Le chevauchement des accords de libre-échange génère de multiples duplicata de règles d’origine ainsi que l’affaiblissement de l’éfficacité économique des opérations de FTAs; les industries dans la région engendrent des effets cohésifs dans les pays-centres et des éffets de spécialisation à cause de décentralisation dans les pays-satellite; le phénomène du chevauchement des accords de libre-échange complique les relations entre FTA et le système d’échange multilatéral (MTS) en rendant possible l’occurrence des arrangements institutionnels traditionnels dans le procéssus d’actualisation de FTA à la union douanière.
Mots-Clés: chevauchement; accord de libre-échange; règles d’origine; union douanière; FTA

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